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List of 168 Science and Engineering Professional Societies

Below we've collected the most prominent professional societies in all of science, engineering and healthcare, sorted by category. Many of these may surprise you! We encourage you to contact one or two you are interested in and see how you can get involved in their outreach initiative. If they don't have one, tell them you can start one!

Before you click below: For advice on interacting with professional societies as a student, read Tip #2 of our recent blog post, "How to KILL IT at your next conference"!

Also check out the Outreach Resources page for help in starting your own Outreach initiatives with these societies!

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Science and engineering professional societies by discipline

Aerospace Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society of the IEEE
Aerospace Industries Association
American Astronautical Society
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Society of Flight Test Engineers
Agricultural American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Architectural American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
Architectural Engineering Institute
Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA)
International Council for Building Research Studies and Documentation 
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
Bioengineering American Chemical Society
American Institute of Chemical Engineers Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Division
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers 
ASME Bioengineering Division
American Society For Microbiology
Biomedical Engineering Society
Biophysical Society
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Institute of Biological Engineering
Society for Biological Engineering 
Society of Industrial Microbiology 
Ceramic The American Ceramic Society
Chemical American Chemical Society
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Association of Consulting Chemists and Chemical Engineers
Electrochemical Society
Civil American Society of Civil Engineers
Institution of Civil Engineers - UK
Computer Association for Computing Machinery
Institute of Electrical and 
Electronics Engineers
Computer and Automated Systems Association of SME
IEEE Computer Society
Electrical and Electronics Institute of Electrical and 
Electronics Engineers
IEEE Student Concourse
Institution of Engineering and Technology 
Institution of Electrical Engineers
Student, Education and Careers Area
Environmental American Academy of Environmental Engineers
Air and Waste Management Association 
American Water Works Association
National Ground Water Association
Geological / Geophysical American Geologic Institute (AGI) 
American Geophysical Union (AGU) 
Environmental and Engineering 
Geophysical Society (EEGS)
Geological Society of America (GSA) 
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
Industrial Institute of Industrial Engineers
Information Technology Association for Computing Machinery
Institute of Electrical and 
Electronics Engineers
IEEE Computer Society
Manufacturing Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Materials The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society 
The American Ceramic Society
Association for Iron & Steel Technology
ASM - The Materials Information Society
The Materials Research Society
Mechanical ASME 
Institution of Mechanical Engineers 
Metallurgical, Mineral, or Mining American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society  
Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
Naval or Marine Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Nuclear American Nuclear Society
Nuclear Energy Institute
Society of Nuclear Medicine
Ocean Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Petroleum Society of Petroleum Engineers
Plastics American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Society of Automotive Engineers
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Society of Petroleum Engineers
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
Surveying American Congress on Surveying and Mapping
American Society of Civil Engineers
Welding ASME 
American Welding Society
Edison Welding Institute
Society of Manufacturing Engineers 
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society

 

Science Professional Societies

Acoustical Society of America
American Association of Immunologists
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
American Association of Physicists in Medicine
American Association of Physics Teachers
American Astronomical Society
American Chemical Society
American Crystallographic Association
American Fisheries Society 
American Geophysical Union
American Institute of Biological Sciences
American Institute of Physics
American Physical Society
American Physiological Society
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
American Society for Cell Biology 
American Society for Clinical Nutrition
American Society for Nutritional Sciences
American Society for Microbiology
American Society of Exercise Physiologists
American Society of Human Genetics
American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
American Society of Plant Biologists
American Statistical Association, Biometrics Section
American Zoo and Aquarium Association
Association of Neuroscience Departments and Programs
Association of Science - Technology Centers
Association of Zoological Horticulture 
Biophysical Society
Clinical Immunology Society
Ecological Society of America
Entomological Foundation
Entomological Society of America
European Biophysical Societies Association
European Federation of Biophysics
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Genetics Society of America
IEEE - Computational Intelligence Society, Bioinformatics
and Bioengineering Technical Committee
Institute of Food Science and Nutrition
Institute of Food Science and Technology
Institute of Food Technologists
International Federation of Human Genetics Societies
International Society for Clinical Biostatistics
International Society for Computational Biology
International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
International Union of Food Science & Technology
MidSouth Computational Biology & Bioinformatics Society
Optical Society of America
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Sigma Pi Sigma Honor Society
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
Society for Neuroscience
Society of Cell Biology
Society of Physics Students
Society of Toxicology
The Biochemical Society
The Society of Rheology
Waksman Foundation for Microbiology
 

Mathematics Professional Societies

American Mathematical Society
American Statistical Association
Caucus for Women in Statistics
International Mathematics Societies
Mathematical Association of America
MAA Students
National Association of Mathematicians
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
SIAM Students
 

Medical and Healthcare Professional Societies

American Academy of Physician Assistants
American Association for Homecare
American Association of Medical Assistants 
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants
American Dental Association
American Medical Association
American Nurses Association
American Optometric Association
American Pharmacists Association
American Physical Therapy Association
American Veterinary Medical Association