You can get more information about engineering by contacting different professional engineering organizations or by visiting their websites. Here are links to several.
Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN)
Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) is a national not-for-profit organization that works to transform culture in engineering education to attract, retain, and graduate women.
Resource Added: August 26, 2010
Society of Women Engineers
The Society of Women Engineers mission is to: 1. Stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, 2. Expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and 3. Demonstrate the value of diversity.
Resource Added: December 4, 2005
Society of Plastics Engineers
SPE is a network of plastics professionals around the world promoting the knowledge and education of plastics and polymers.
Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists
MAES projects the positive image of it members and their accomplishments and provides a networking and nurturing environment to develop their professional image.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
SME is the world's leading professional society serving the manufacturing industries.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
Founded in 1974, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Inc., is a national not-for profit organization that promotes Hispanics in engineering, math and science.
Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
SNAME is dedicated to advancing the art, science and practice of naval architecture, shipbuilding and marine engineering, encouraging the exchange and recording of information, sponsoring applied research, offering career guidance and supporting education, and enhancing the professional status and integrity of its membership.
National Society of Professional Engineers
NSPE is the only engineering society that represents individual engineering professionals and licensed engineers (PEs) across all disciplines.
National Society of Black Engineers
NSBE's mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.
National Council of Structural Engineers Associations
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.
Resource Added: December 8, 2010
Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a rare professional organization that encompasses the entire range of materials and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production to basic research and the advanced applications of materials.
Institute of Industrial Engineers
IIE provides leadership in developing industrial engineering; enhancing the capabilities of those who are involved in or manage the application, education, training, research or development of industrial engineering; and, in representing the industrial engineering profession.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IEEE ("eye-triple-E"). The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers helps advance global prosperity by promoting the engineering process of creating, developing, integrating, sharing, and applying knowledge about electrical and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession.
Engineers Without Borders - International (EWB-I)
Engineers Without Borders - International (EWB-I) facilitates links and collaboration between humanitarian organizations that have emerged over the past 25 years or are emerging in various countries around the world. These organizations share a similar mission, which is to partner with disadvantaged communities to improve their quality of life through education and implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while promoting new dimensions of experience for engineers, engineering students, and similarly motivated non-engineers. Check out their membership organizations in over 40 countries, and visit their partners to see what engineers are doing around the globe.
Resource Added: February 9, 2007
Biomedical Engineering Society
BMES is the professional society for biomedical engineering and bioengineering. Its stated purpose is to promote the increase of biomedical engineering knowledge and its utilization.
Resource Added: January 24, 2007
Aquacultural Engineering Society
The aim of the AES is to provide a means by which its members can come together to discuss engineering problems related to aquaculture.
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASEE)
ASSE represents more than 34,000 safety, health and environmental (SH&E) professionals who work across all industries around the world protecting people, improving business and safeguarding the environment.
Resource Added: December 8, 2011
American Society of Naval Engineers
The mission of the American Society of Naval Engineers is: to advance the knowledge and practice of naval engineering in public and private applications and operations, to enhance the professionalism and well-being of members, and to promote naval engineering as a career field.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
The ASME International vision is to be the premier organization for promoting the art, science and practice of mechanical engineering throughout the world.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
ASHRAE is organized for the sole purpose of advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration for the public's benefit through research, standards writing, continuing education and publications.