“Associations and Societies” The Electrical Engineering Handbook Ed. Richard C.

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Fuels and Combustion Technologies. (212) 705-7722 • Fax (212) 705-7674 • E-mail: infocentral@asme. Its 55 corporate members represent many of the leading aerospace companies. Power. Heat Transfer.000 members. astronautics. Ocean Engineering. Bioengineering.Associations and Societies American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 1801 Alexander Bell Drive Reston.org The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the nation’s oldest and largest professional society in aeronautics. the ASME currently has over 118. Petroleum.000 students in 300 student sections at colleges and universities. The AIAA has more than 35. • Energy Resources: Advanced Energy Systems. (800) 639-2422 • Fax (703) 264-7551 • E-mail: custserv@aiaa.. and related defense systems. scientists. and government.S. The following is a list of the ASME technical divisions: • Basic Engineering: Applied Mechanics. • Energy Conversion: Internal Combustion Engines. and Mexico.000 members. Canada. Solar Energy. The ASME is concerned with all aspects of mechanical engineering and related fields. The society is divided geographically into 12 regions and 200 local sections in the U. Fluids Engineering. AIAA was founded in 1963 when the American Rocket Society and the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences merged. © 2000 by CRC Press LLC . NY 10017-2392 Tel. VA 22091 Tel. There are over 21. Both organizations date back to the 1930s. Tribology. academia. American Society of Mechanical Engineers International (ASME) 345 East 47th Street New York. The ASME carries out its goals through five councils. including engineers. Nuclear Engineering. and students in the aerospace field and from all levels of industry.org Founded in 1880.

and many other areas. guides. consumer products. Today ACM is a major force in advancing the skills and knowledge of information technology professionals and students. such as representatives of government and academia. to meet on common ground and write standards for materials. products. the environment. From the work of 131 standards-writing committees.astm. (44) 1865-382338 • Fax (44) 1865-381338 • E-mail: acm_europe@acm. Noise Control and Acoustics. Plant Engineering and Maintenance. All technical research and testing is done voluntarily by over 35. Wilbury Way Hitchin. Electrical and Electronic Packaging.org European Office 27-29 Knowl Piece. Fluid Power Systems and Technology. ultimate consumers. Safety. systems. Process Industries. energy. (610) 832-9500 • Fax (610) 832-9555 • E-mail: service@local. • Systems and Design: Computers in Engineering. a year after the first successful electronic digital computer (ENIAC) was unveiled.• Environment and Transportation: Aerospace. classifications. practices. users. petroleum. (44) 1462-437933 • Fax (44) 1462-433678 Founded in 1898. ASTM’s standards development activities encompass metals. specifications. Production Engineering. American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) 100 Barr Harbor Drive West Conshocken. ASTM publishes standard test methods.000 technically qualified ASTM members located throughout the world. NY 10036 Tel. Design Engineering. and it remains the largest international scientific and educational computer society in the world. Dynamic Systems and Control. • Manufacturing: Materials Handling Equipment. Rail Transportation. • Materials and Structures: Materials. Technology and Society.org ACM European Service Center 108 Cowley Road Oxford OX4 IJF U. Herts SG4 OSX. ACM became the first society in computing. and those having a general interest. and terminology. textiles. Tel. Pressure Vessels and Piping. medical services and devices. PA 19428 Tel. Solid Waste Processing. electronics. ASTM is a nonprofit organization that provides a forum for producers. and services. (212) 626-0500 • Fax (212) 944-1318 • E-mail: acmhelp@acm. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) 1515 Broadway New York. the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has grown into one of the largest voluntary standards development systems in the world. Textile Engineering. paints.org The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) was founded in 1947.K. Environmental Control. construction. plastics. England Tel. computerized systems. • General Engineering: Management. © 2000 by CRC Press LLC . NDE Engineering. Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering.

Eta Kappa Nu Box HKN University of Missouri-Rolla Rolla. with more than 10. Computer Measurement Group Inc. energy management.org cmghq@cmg. (CMG) 414 Plaza Drive. and managers.000 members. Room 2520 New York. GA 30340 Tel. © 2000 by CRC Press LLC . Suite 420 Atlanta. the CMG has over 2000 members. Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) 4025 Pleasantdale Road. The Cogeneration and Competitive Power Institute. educators. NY 10165 Tel. engineers. It is involved with activities involving computer performance evaluation. developers.000 members. Suite 209 Westmont. IL 60559 Tel.cmg. AES was established in 1948. solar power. Eta Kappa Nu has more than 150. Institutional members of ACM include some of the biggest and leading corporations in the computing and information industries. The AEE also supports a council on National Energy Policy Audio Engineering Society (AES) 60 East 42nd Street. and measurement and management of computer systems. is the largest organization in the world that deals with the science and engineering of recording and reproducing sound.edu Eta Kappa Nu is an honor fraternity for electrical engineers. The AEE has committees involved with educational activities. MO 65401 Tel. plant and building energy management.000 men and women who are largely practitioners. (770) 447-5083 • Fax (770) 446-3969 The Association of Energy Engineers (AAE).org Established in 1968. with 1400 members. Founded in 1904. and cogeneration. and wind engineering. all with significant interest in the creation and application of information technology. is an organization of professionals interested in energy engineering. (212) 661-8528 • Fax (212) 682-0477 The Audio Engineering Society (AES). (573) 341-6400 • Fax (573) 341-6449 • E-mail: hqnhdqrs@umr. All members of the sound industry and related fields are eligible for membership consideration. government engineers. energy consulting. with 8500 members. researchers. The AEE maintains a division. (630) 655-1812 • Fax (630) 655-1813 • E-mail: http://www.ACM membership consists of more than 80.

and special events. The IEEE annually sponsors approximately 500 conferences.services@ieee. The following is a list of the IEEE societies: Aerospace and Electronic Systems Antennas and Propagation Broadcast Technology Circuits and Systems Communications Components. Suite 1202 Washington. N. Man and Cybernetics Ultrasonics. and has developed and revises more than 600 standards. DC 20036-5104 Tel.. (212) 705-7900 • Fax (212) 705-7182 • E-mail: customer. Box 1331 Piscataway. P.000 who conduct and participate in its activities in 147 countries. Founded in 1884. The grade of membership on admission depends on the extent of involvement and contribution to IEEE-designated fields. conducts over 4500 local meetings. Generally.W.org United States Services (IEEE-USA) 1828 L Street. NJ 08855-1331 Tel. (732) 981-0060 or (800) 678-IEEE • Fax (732) 981-9667 • E-mail: member. The IEEE focuses on advancing the theory and practice of electrical. electronics. IEEE members have the option of joining one or more of 36 specialized technical societies. (202) 785-0017 • Fax (202) 785-0835 The IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional society. and computer engineering and computer science. publishes more than 75 transactions. NY 10017-2394 Tel. and journals. Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Vehicular Technology .services@ieee.O. the IEEE has a membership today of more than 320. conducts diverse educational programs (including individual learning programs and satellite courses). Interest in electrical/electronics engineering is the basic requirement for membership in the IEEE. each society publishes one or more technical publications and society newsletters. Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Computer (Separate entry for the IEEE Computer Society below) Consumer Electronics Control Systems Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Education Electromagnetic Compatibility Electron Devices Engineering in Medicine and Biology Engineering Management Geoscience and Remote Sensing Industrial Electronics © 2000 by CRC Press LLC Industry Applications Information Theory Instrumentation and Measurement Laser and Electro-Optics Magnetics Microwave Theory and Techniques Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Oceanic Engineering Power Electronics Power Engineering Professional Communication Reliability Robotics and Automation Signal Processing Social Implications of Technology Solid State Circuits Systems.org Service Center (includes Membership Services) 445 Hoes Lane. symposia. Each society focuses in depth on specific areas of technical interest.Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Headquarters Office 345 East 47th Street New York. magazines.

the ISHM has 7000 members. International Society for Hybrid Microelectronics (ISHM) 1850 Centennial Park Drive.vt. seminars.O. The IEE also maintains INSPEC.K. and is increasing by over 250. electrotechnology. which is the largest English-language database of information on physics. The ISHM supports educational activities for institutions and businesses involved with microelectronics.000 members. and is the voice of the profession to government and other agencies of concern. the IEE has a worldwide membership of close to 100.org Founded in 1955. the SPIE has over 10. electrical and electronics engineers. The SPIE is a nonprofit society dedicated to advancing knowledge in optical and optoelectronic applied science and engineering. The society also sponsors numerous workshops. advises on the formulation of British national and international standards. thick and thin films. The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) P. CA 90720-1264 Tel. founded in 1951.O.ishm. The society includes materials scientists. © 2000 by CRC Press LLC .ee.000 records per year. workshops. and monolithic circuits. semiconductor packaging. technical committees. Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) Savoy Place London WC2R 0BL United Kingdom Tel. The IEE sets professional qualification standards and accredits university and college courses within the U. computer science. VA 22091 Tel. The INSPEC database currently contains records for almost four million scientific and technical papers.org The IEEE Computer Society. and standards groups and maintains active local chapters. provides educational services and information to the young. semiconductor devices. with 95. (714) 821-8380 • Fax (714) 821-4641 • E-mail: csbooks@computer. issues regulations governing the safe installation of electrical and electronic equipment. Box 3014 Los Alamitos. (360) 676-3290 • Fax (360) 647-1445 • E-mail: spie@spie. The society publishes 14 special interest publications. organizes conferences and meetings.000. It also conducts and supports symposia. It promotes the development of computer and information sciences.000 members. WA 98227-0010 Tel.iee.org.uk Founded over 100 years ago. sets standards for professional conduct of its members. and physical scientists involved with all aspects of the technologies of ceramics. and conferences.edu Founded in 1967. Box 10 Bellingham. is the largest society within the IEEE. The society has an extensive series of conferences and workshops and maintains a very active publishing program. It is the world’s largest organization of computer professionals. The SPIE maintains and fosters particularly close relationships between researchers and end-users of optical devices and instrumentation. Suite 105 Reston.com • http://www.IEEE Computer Society 10662 Los Vaqueros Circle P.. (44) 0171-2401871 • E-mail: http://www. and engineering. (703) 758-1060 • Fax (703) 758-1066 • E-mail: ishm@aol.

(215) 382-9800 or (800) 447-SIAM • Fax (215) 386-7999 • E-mail: siam@siam. universities. The society consists of professional engineers and engineers in training in all fields of engineering who are registered in accordance with state and territorial regulations in the U. and Canada. and to provide media for the exchange of information and ideas among mathematicians. VA 22314 Tel. and nearly 50 other countries. designers.org • http://www.org SIAM was formed in 1951 when a small group of professionals from academia and industry decided to meet periodically to exchange ideas about the uses of mathematics in industry. to promote the common interests of investigators of optical problems. colleges. (800) 762-6960 • Fax (202) 223-1096 • E-mail: postmaster@osa. and scientists. and government agencies and laboratories all over the world. © 2000 by CRC Press LLC . numerical analysts. National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) 1420 King Street Alexandria. PA 15237 Tel. students. conducts highly regarded short courses. The society is also open to qualified graduate engineers.S. The NSPE is actively involved in following all governmental and regulatory action as it pertains to professional engineering.dns. MRS consists of more than 11. (202) 223-8130 • Membership Tel. and to encourage cooperation among them. The Optical Society of America (OSA) 2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington.S.osa. DC 20036-1023 Tel. (412) 367-3004 • Fax (412) 367-4373 • E-mail: INFO@mrs.org The Optical Society of America (OSA) was funded in 1916 in response to a clear need for an organization recognizing the importance of optics applications. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) 3600 University City Science Center Philadelphia. the NSPE has over 70. and registered land surveyors. engineers.org • http://www. computer scientists. engineers. The society recognizes professional and technical excellence through its awards program. statisticians.org Founded in 1934.org The Materials Research Society (MRS) was founded in 1973 and is considered the world’s premier organization devoted to materials research development. and mathematics educators.org • http://www. OSA was organized to increase and diffuse the knowledge of pure and applied optics. In addition. It is involved in all aspects of engineering as a profession. The original goals of the organization were to advance the application of mathematics to science and industry. SIAM members are applied and computational mathematicians.mrs. SIAM has over 300 institutional members.500 members from the U. They work in industrial and service organizations. Suite 327 Pittsburgh.Materials Research Society (MRS) 9800 McKnight Road. to promote mathematical research. and encourages technical interaction at the local level through professional sections and university chapters. (703) 684-2800 • Fax (703) 836-4875 • E-mail: membership@nspe. and users of optical apparatus of all kinds.siam.000 members. PA 19104-2688 Tel. Today there are more than 9000 members.

NY 10005-3902 Tel. universities.000 women and men. and to encourage women engineers to attain high levels of education and professional achievement. TN 37996 Tel. the SME hosts 16 expositions each year with 2500 exhibitors and 175. In addition. exhibits. The SWE is a nonprofit educational service organization of graduate engineers and men and women with engineering experience.000 attendees. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) One SME Drive P.O. Of particular interest to electrical engineers and computer scientists are the following: Computer and Automated Systems Association of SME (CASA) (12. dedicated to the advancement of robot technology. which promotes the effective utilization of machine vision technology for quality and productivity improvement in manufacturing.800 members). (212) 509-9577 • Fax (212) 509-0224 • E-mail: hq@swe.OSA conducts some of the most important conferences. Box 8840 University Station Knoxville.” is the largest engineering society in the world.000 manufacturing professionals in 70 countries with more than 300 active senior chapters and 200 student chapters. The SME has created specific associations and groups to help members keep abreast of their areas of specialty. Association for Electronics Manufacturing of SME (EM) (3600 members). MI 48121 Tel. (313) 271-1500 • Fax (313) 271-2861 • E-mail: memsvs@sme. The SWE student sections have been chartered at more than 240 colleges. and topical meetings in the industry. Tau Beta Pi. which focuses on the development of totally integrated manufacturing. and engineering institutes. has in its membership over 75. (423) 546-4578 • Fax (423) 546-4579 • E-mail: tbp@pbp. The society also serves all manufacturing interest areas. Currently in OSA there are more than 12. with 15 districts and 219 active collegiate chapters and 55 alumni chapters. founded in 1949. The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) United Engineering Center. Robotics International of SME (RI) (7600 members).000.O. founded in 1932.000 members in over 50 countries. The specific objectives of the society are to serve as a center for information on women in engineering. Tau Beta Pi Association P. Box 930 Dearborn. 11th Floor New York. including the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) and the Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC). Machine Vision Association of SME (MVA) (3300 members). Tau Beta Pi is the engineering honor society. Networking and Communications in Manufacturing Group of SME. Room 305 120 Wall Street. Current membership is 412.org The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). which provides professionals with the latest information on applications of networking and communications in the areas of manufacturing management and the creation and operation of a network. © 2000 by CRC Press LLC .org The Society of Women Engineers (SWE).org Founded in 1885. has an international membership of 16. whose creed is “Representing Integrity and Excellence in Engineering.

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