Professional Organizations

The following are a list of engineering professional organizations.  I have organized them into two broad categories: 1) Discipline-Specific organizations, 2) Interdisciplinary Service/Education organizations.  These categories are my own, and they're not exact; for one thing most discipline-specific organizations include engineering outreach as part of their mission.

Also reference this post, 9 Reasons to Join a Professional Organization.

This list began as a post in my previous blog, but has been expanded for this site.  Most of the credit for the new listings are due to ABET's list of Member Societies:  

Note: I only belong to a few of these organizations.  This is probably not a complete listing.  Within each category, organizations are arranged alphabetically.

1) Discipline-specific organizations
These organizations also provide networking and professional development opportunities within specific disciplines. These organizations are also involved with developing standards.

American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE)
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

American Nuclear Society (ANS)
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
IEEE, Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
International Society of Automation (ISA)
International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)
The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME-AIME)
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

2) Interdisciplinary advocacy organizations
These organizations are interdisciplinary, but focus more on specific causes. They may also develop standards for engineering.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Engineers Without Borders
National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) 
National Society of Black Engineers
National Society of Professional Engineers (disclaimer: I am not a P.E.)
Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Society of Women Engineers
Women in Engineering Pro-Active Network (WEPAN)