Select Engineering Societies and Organizations Founded in the United States

Select Engineering Societies and Organizations Founded in the United States
Full Name of Society Abbreviated Name Year founded Notes
American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE 1852
American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers AIME 1871
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME 1880
American Water Works Association AWWA 1881
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE 1884
American Society of Naval Engineers ASNE 1888
American Society for Engineering Education ASEE 1893
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers SNAME 1893
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers ASHRAE 1894
Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc. SAE 1905
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers ASAE 1907
Air Pollution Control Association APCA 1907
American Institute of Chemical Engineers AIChE 1908
American Society of Safety Engineers ASSP 1911
ASM International (American Society for Metals) ASM 1913
American Welding Society AWS 1919
Society of American Military Engineers SAME 1920
National Council of Engineering Examiners NCEE 1920
Institute of Transportation Engineers ITE 1930
Society of Manufacturing Engineers SME 1932
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics AIAA 1932
Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology ABET 1932 non-governmental organization that accredits post-secondary education programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology
National Society of Professional Engineers NSPE 1934
National Institute of Ceramic Engineers NICE 1938
Society of Allied Weight Engineers, Inc. SAWE 1939
American Congress on Surveying and Mapping ACSM 1941
Society of Plastics Engineers SPE 1942
Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering SAMPE 1944
National Association of Corrosion Engineers NACE 1945
Society of Packaging and Handling Engineers SPHE 1945
American Society for Quality Control ASQC 1946
Standards Engineering Society SES 1947
Association for Computing Machinery ACM 1947
Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers IISE 1948
Audio Engineering Society AES 1948
Society of Fire Protection Engineers SFPE 1950
Society of Women Engineers SWE 1950
American Institute of Plant Engineers AIPE 1954
American Society of Gas Engineers ASGE 1954
American Nuclear Society ANS 1954
American Academy of Environmental Engineers AAEE 1955
AACE International (American Association of Cost Engineers) AACE 1956
Society of Petroleum Engineers SPE 1957
National Academy of Engineering NAE 1964
American Society of Plumbing Engineers ASPE 1964
Biomedical Engineering Society BMES 1968
American Consulting Engineers Council ACEC 1973
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers SHPE 1974
National Society of Black Engineers NSBE 1975
Society of Broadcast Engineers SBE 1975
American Indian Science and Engineering Society AISES 1977
American Association of Engineering Societies AAES 1979 Founded by a group of 43 engineering societies
Architectural Engineering Institute AEI 1998
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers SASE 2007