Professional engineering societies
Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
The UMass Student ACM chapter is a club for people interested in Computer Science and Technology. We are an officially chartered student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery.
Associated General Contractors (AGC)
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the voice of the construction industry, is an organization of qualified construction contractors and industry related companies dedicated to skill, integrity, and responsibility. Operating in partnership with its Chapters, the association provides a full range of services satisfying the needs and concerns of its members, thereby improving the quality of construction and protecting the public interest. AGC is dedicated to improving the construction industry daily by educating the industry to employ the finest skills, promoting use of the latest technology and advocating building the best quality projects for owners--public and private. AGC is committed to three tenets of industry advancement and opportunity: Skill, Integrity, and Responsibility.
- UMass Amherst Building and Construction Technology
- UMass Amherst Building and Construction Technology industry associations
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
AIChE is a national professional organization whose objectives are to advance chemical engineering in theory and in practice, to maintain a high professional standard among its members, and to serve society, particularly where chemical engineering can contribute to the public interest. Our UMass chapter works to serve the needs of our members and other interested students by programing to personal and professional development, connecting students with industry and academic professionals, using social programs to bring each other together outside of the classroom and representing UMass Amherst at conferences and in competitions at regional and national levels.
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
ASCE’s mission is to enhance the education and professional development of civil engineering students, to promote the College of Engineering, to serve the community, and to provide a medium for students to develop relationships with fellow students, faculty, and professionals. This mission is accomplished through technical, professional, and civic activities by active participation in professional meetings, technical presentations and tours, community service projects, and participation in annual ASCE design competitions.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ASME's mission is to serve our diverse global communities by advancing, disseminating and applying engineering knowledge for improving the quality of life; and communicating the excitement of engineering.
Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
BMES is a society for those interested in biomedical engineering at UMass. According to the society, "The Mission of the BMES is to build and support the biomedical engineering community, locally, nationally and internationally, with activities designed to communicate recent advances, discoveries, and inventions; promote education and professional development; and integrate the perspectives of the academic, medical, governmental, and business sectors."
Chi Epsilon is the national honor society for the Civil Engineering profession. Students and professionals are selected to become members based on recognition of their scholarship, character, practicality and sociability, considered by Chi Epsilon to be the four primary traits of a successful engineer. For student members, scholarship is determined by being in the top third of their junior or senior class. Members of Chi Epsilon are considered top graduates and are highly sought by civil engineering employers.
Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)
The Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society (HKN) is a unique membership organization dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in the electrical and computer engineering fields. Members consist of students, alumni, and other professionals who have demonstrated exceptional academic and professional accomplishments. Student members are selected on the basis of scholastic standing, character, and leadership. Through a variety of service programs and leadership training, student members develop lifelong skills that earmark them for prominent positions in industry and academia. Members are much better prepared for the post-college world and are especially valuable and attractive to employers. They are recognized as extremely capable, both technically and professionally.
Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)
IISE is the world’s largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial and systems engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IISE is an international, nonprofit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial and systems engineering.
Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
IEEE is a non-profit, technical professional association of more than 380,000 individual members in 150 countries. Through its members, the IEEE is a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, among others. Through its technical publishing, conferences and consensus-based standards activities, the IEEE: produces 30 percent of the world's published literature in electrical engineering, computers and control technology; holds annually more than 300 major conferences; and has nearly 900 active standards with 700 under development.
International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE)
ISPE is an industrial society dedicated to building a world-wide network for professionals who work in a biotechnology field. As students, we can take advantage of this by being exposed to professionals who have agreed to mentor us. Through this we learn what the pharmaceutical industry really is, the best ways to succeed in the industry and most of all, we are given opportunities to build lasting friendships with these individuals.
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
ITE’s University of Massachusetts Amherst student chapter was founded in 1990. The award-winning chapter remains busy throughout the year focusing its activities in three areas: professional development, community service, and social events. This includes field trips, attendance at conferences, guest speakers, community outreach, and chapter social activities. The chapter meets regularly throughout the year and all meetings are open to anyone interested in learning more.
Pi Tau Sigma (PTS)
Pi Tau Sigma is the Mechanical Engineering honor society. Its objective is to encourage and recognize superior scholarship, to foster high ideals of the engineering profession, to stimulate interest in coordinate departmental activities, to promote the mutual professional welfare of its members and to develop in students of mechanical engineering the attributes necessary for effective leadership and the taking up the responsibilities of a citizen living in a democracy.
Tau Beta Pi (TBP)
The Tau Beta Pi Association is the Engineering Honors Society. It was founded at Lehigh University in 1885 by Edward Higginson Williams, Jr., to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as students in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges.