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Engineering Professional Societies

Professional societies support students by connecting them to a larger community within their discipline. Membership offers benefits such as networking, gaining mentorship and training, and socializing with other likeminded students and professionals. These societies help define and set standards for their respective professional fields and promote standards of quality through awards and recognitions.

Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AlChE)

American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE)

American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

Engineers without Borders (EWB)

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Society of Hispanic Engineers (SHPE)

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.