Associations

Engineering & Architecture

  • National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA)

    The National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) was formed to constantly improve the level of standard of practice of the structural engineering profession throughout the United States, and to provide an identifiable resource for those needing communication with the profession. NCSEA serves to advance the practice of structural engineering and, as the autonomous national voice for practicing structural engineers, protect the public’s right to safe, sustainable and cost effective buildings, bridges and other structures.
    http://www.ncsea.com/
  • National Safety Council (NSC)

    The National Safety Council saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education and advocacy. Workplace safety and transportation have been critical areas of focus to the council since its inception in 1913. Over the years, increases in unintentional injury and death rates in the homes and communities have resulted in the council expanding it's focus to include safety in homes and communities.
    http://www.nsc.org
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)

    The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), in partnership with the State Societies, is the organization of licensed Professional Engineers (PEs) and Engineer Interns (EIs). Through education, licensure advocacy, leadership training, multi-disciplinary networking, and outreach, NSPE enhances the image of its members and their ability to ethically and professionally practice engineering. NSPE is the only national organization committed to addressing the professional concerns of licensed PEs across all disciplines.
    http://www.nspe.org
  • North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT), Western Region

    The North American Society for Trenchless Technology, (NASTT) Western Region is a multi-disciplinary society of individuals and organizations with professional, utilitarian, or environmental interests in Trenchless Technology. It was founded and incorporated as a non-profit organization in June 1990. It is affiliated with the International Society for Trenchless Technology (ISTT) and shares the same basic concerns for the environmental and social costs of utilities trenching. The Western Chapter of NASTT (WESTT) promotes the NASTT mission within the western region of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and New Mexico.
    http://www.westt.org
  • Photonics Society (IEEE)

    The IEEE Photonics Society is a leading professional network of 7,000+ members that provides access to technical information on all aspects of opto-electronic and photonic materials, devices, and systems, from R&D to design, manufacturing and applications.
    http://photonicssociety.org/
  • Project for Public Spaces (PPS)

    Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a nonprofit planning, design and educational organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities. Our pioneering Placemaking approach helps citizens transform their public spaces into vital places that highlight local assets, spur rejuvenation and serve common needs. PPS was founded in 1975 to expand on the work of William (Holly) Whyte, the author of The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces. Since then, we have completed projects in over 2500 communities in 40 countries and all 50 US states. Partnering with public and private organizations, federal, state and municipal agencies, business improvement districts, neighborhood associations and other civic groups, we improve communities by fostering successful public spaces.
    http://www.pps.org
  • Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association (RETA)

    Founded in 1910, the Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association (RETA) is an international society of indivduals and companies involved in the design, operation and service of industrial refrigeration systems.
    http://www.reta.com/
  • Retail Design Institute (RDI)

    The Retail Design Institute serves 1000+ members in 14 Chapters in the U.S. & internationally. It is the only international professional society totally dedicated to the challenges and rewards of retail store planning and design. Their design professionals include: architects, industrial designers, interior designers, planners, draftsmen and detailers, visual merchandisers, graphic designers, lighting experts, project and construction managers, CAD & IT specialists, & marketing specialists.
    http://www.retaildesigninstitute.org
  • Seismological Society of America (SSA)

    The Seismological Society of America (SSA) is a scientific society devoted to the advancement of earthquake science. The Society now has members throughout the world representing a variety of technical interests: seismologists and other geophysicists, geologists, engineers, insurers, and policy-makers in preparedness and safety, as well as providing student memberships.
    http://www.seismosoc.org
  • Society for Biological Engineering (SBE)

    The Society for Biological Engineering (SBE), is a global organization of leading engineers and scientists dedicated to advancing the integration of biology with engineering.
    http://www.aiche.org
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

    The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) exists to ensure the strongest interactions between mathematics and other scientific and technological communities through membership activities, publication of journals and books, and conferences.
    http://www.siam.org
  • Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS)

    The Society for Modeling and Simulation (SCS) is the world’s premier professional society devoted to modeling and simulation (M&S). The association serves individuals and organizations in more than 150 countries around the world. Their membership includes individuals from industry, government and academia whose interests span all aspects of M&S.
    http://www.scs.org
  • Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP)

    The Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) is a nonprofit professional society formed by practitioners to advance the reliability and physical asset management industry and to create leaders in the field. SMRP provides unparalleled value for individual practitioners looking to expand their knowledge and skills in maintenance and reliability and build more business connections with other practitioners. SMRP is the premier asset management resource for companies looking to improve their processes and procedures.
    http://www.smrp.org/
  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)

    The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) was organized in 1893, to advance the art, science, and practice of naval architecture, shipbuilding and marine engineering. For over a century members have included commercial and governmental practitioners, students, and educators of naval architecture, shipbuilding, and marine and ocean engineering. SNAME encourages the exchange and recording of information, sponsors applied research, offers career guidance, supports education, and enhances the professional status and integrity of its membership.
    http://www.sname.org/
  • Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)

    The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), the premier professional military engineering association in the United States, unites architecture, engineering, construction (A/E/C), facility management and environmental entities and individuals in the public and private sectors to prepare for—and overcome—natural and manmade disasters, and to improve security at home and abroad.
    http://www.same.org
  • Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)

    The Society of Architectural Historians was founded in 1940 to advance knowledge and understanding of the history of architecture, design, landscape, and urbanism worldwide.
    http://www.sah.org
  • Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), Southern California Chapter

    The SAH/SCC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing its members with opportunities to learn about and experience the rich architectural heritage of Southern California and beyond. Our volunteer Board creates engaging and informative tours, lectures, symposia, travel tours, and other events that explore the ideas behind the architecture - as well as the buildings that result from them. Our programs are the best-kept secrets in Southern California.
    http://www.sahscc.org
  • Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE)

    Founded in 1905 as the Society of Automotive Engineers, SAE International is a U.S.-based, globally active professional association and standards organization for engineering professionals in various industries. Principal emphasis is placed on transport industries such as automotive, aerospace, and commercial vehicles. The Society coordinates the development of technical standards based on best practices identified and described by SAE committees and task forces. Task forces are composed of engineering professionals from relevant fields. SAE International has over 120,000 members globally. Membership is granted to individuals, not through companies. Aside from its standardization efforts, SAE International also devotes resources to projects and programs in STEM education, professional certification, and collegiate design competitions.
    http://www.sae.org
  • Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP)

    The Society of Experimental Test Pilots is an international organization that seeks to promote air safety and contributes to aeronautical advancement by promoting sound aeronautical design and development, interchanging ideas, and assisting in the professional development of experimental pilots.
    http://www.setp.org
  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)

    The Society of Fire Protection Engineers was established in 1950 and incorporated as an independent organization in 1971. It is the professional society representing those practicing the field of fire protection engineering. The Society has over 4500 members globally and over 60 regional chapters. The purpose of the Society is to advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering and its allied fields, to maintain a high ethical standard among its members and to foster fire protection engineering education.
    http://www.sfpe.org/
  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), Southern California

    The purpose of SFPE International is to advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering and its allied fields, to maintain a high ethical standard among its members and to foster fire protection engineering education. The mission of the Chapter is to reinforce the Society's purpose here in Southern California.
    http://www.sfpesocal.org/
  • Society of Flight Test Engineers (SFTE)

    The Society of Flight Test Engineers is a fraternity of engineers, whose principal professional interest is the flight testing of aerospace vehicles.
    http://www.sfte.org
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

    The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in Los Angeles, California in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community.
    http://www.shpe.org
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

    The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world's leading professional society advancing manufacturing knowledge and influencing more than half a million manufacturing practitioners annually.
    http://www.sme.org
  • Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)

    The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and education for all plastics professionals. The SPE was founded in 1942. Today it is home to more than 20,000 plastics professionals in the United States, and more than 70 countries around the world.
    http://www.plasticsengineering.org