I have searched the Web for the most relevant engineering and technology
organizations and societies and placed links to them here on RF
Cafe for your convenience. When beginning the search, I had no idea
that there were so many out there. Organizations like the IEEE,
ASTM, SWE, ESDA, ANSI, etc., have been in front of me for decades,
but who knew there was an American Society for Photogrammetry &
Remote Sensing or an American Welding Society?
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Abrasive Engineering Society
724-282-6210 / Butler, PA
AES is dedicated to promoting technical
information about abrasives minerals and their uses. That includes
abrasives grains and products such as grinding wheels, coated abrasives
(sandpaper) and countless other items made from synthetic minerals
as well as the myriad of tools and products that serve as accessories.
Acoustical Society of America
516-576-2360 / Melville, NY
Since its organization in 1929,
the Society has grown steadily in membership and stature. At this
time nearly 7000 men and women who work in acoustics throughout
the U.S. and abroad belong to this prestigious Society.
American Association for Artificial Intelligence
650-328-3123 / Menlo Park, CA
A nonprofit scientific
society devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of the
mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their
embodiment in machines.
American Automatic Control Council
937-775-5062 / Dayton, OH
The AACC is the US National Member
Organization of the International Federation of Automatic Control
American Electronics Association (AEA)
800-284-4232 / Santa Clara, CA
A nationwide non-profit trade
association that represents all segments of the technology industry
and is dedicated solely to helping our members’ top line and bottom
American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)
505-765-1052 / Albuquerque, NM
A national, non-profit
organization that nurtures building of community by bridging science
and technology with traditional Native values. Through its educational
programs, AISES provides opportunities for American Indians and
Alaska Natives to pursue studies in science, engineering, &
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
The AIAA was formed by the merger of two venerable predecessor
societies, the American Rocket Society, which had begun in 1930
as the American Interplanetary Society, and the Institute of the
Aerospace Sciences, established in 1932 as the Institute of the
Aeronautical Sciences. Although many of the roughly 36, 500 total
members in both societies had argued against the merger, the vote
was strongly in favor of combining. The hard part, that of sorting
out over 60 years’ combined activities of publications, awards,
local sections, and staff, was still ahead.
American National Standards
mission is to enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business
and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary
consensus standards and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding
American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)
800-222-2768 / Columbus, OH
Helps create a safer
world by serving the NDT professions and promoting NDT technologies,
through publishing, certification, research and conferencing.
American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing
301-493-0290 / Bethesda, MD
The mission of the
ASPRS is to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping
sciences and to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry,
remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and supporting
American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE)
919-839-8444 / Raleigh, NC
Focuses on many areas
that are important in the research, design, development, manufacture
and measurement of high accuracy components and systems such as
precision controls, metrology, interferometry, materials, materials
processing, nanotechnology, optical fabrication, precision optics,
precision replication, scanning microscopes, semiconductor processing,
standards and ultra-precision machining.
American Society for Quality
American Society for Quality
creates better workplaces and communities worldwide by advancing
learning, quality improvement, and knowledge exchange to improve
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
610-832-9500 / W. Conshohocken, PA
One of the largest
voluntary standards development organizations in the world-a trusted
source for technical standards for materials, products, systems,
American Society of Test Engineers (ASTE)
Nutting Lake, MA
Made up of corporate and individual
members from primarily the electronics testing industry as well
as electronic instrumentation professionals from the manufacturing,
science, education, and medical disciplines.
American Welding Society
as welding's leading authority, AWS is committed to excellence.
AWS offers numerous certifications, programs and services for the
welding professional. From welder to engineer; employer to employee;
domestic to international; find all the useful information you need
on the AWS Certification.
Antique Wireless Association
This is a great historical resource! The Antique Wireless Association
is an organization of some 4,000 members linked by a common interest
in the history of electrical and electronic communications.
Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society
408-646-1111 / Monterey, CA
focus of ACES is on computational techniques, electromagnetics modeling
software, and applications.
Aquacultural Engineering Society (AES)
304-876-2815 / Sheperdstown, WV
AES serves as an authoritative
source of information on aquacultural engineering and provides engineering
support to initiatives from or for the aquaculture industry.
800-336-5152 / Materials Park, OH
The Materials Information
Society - dedicated to advancing industry, technology, and applications
of metals & materials.
Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)
847-615-7100 / Bannockburn, IL
A United States-based
trade association dedicated to furthering the competitive excellence
and financial success of its members worldwide, who are participants
in the electronic interconnect industry.
Audio Engineering Society, Inc
212-661-8528 / New York, NY
Professional society devoted exclusively
to audio technology.
Automated Imaging Association (AIA)
800-994-6099 / Ann Arbor, MI
A trade association for machine-vision
imaging suppliers and users.
Biomedical Engineering Society
301-459-1999 / Landover, MD
The purpose of the Society is: To
promote the increase of biomedical engineering knowledge and its
British Standards Institution (BSI)
+44 (0)20 8996 6330 / United Kingdom
Provides independent certification
of management systems and products; product testing services; the
development of private, national and international standards; management
systems training and information on standards and international
Canadian Standards Association
800-463-6727 / Ontario, Canada
A not-for-profit membership-based association serving business,
industry, government and consumers in Canada and the global marketplace.
European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique
für elektrotechnische Normung CENELEC’s mission is to prepare voluntary
electrotechnical standards that help develop the Single European
Market/European Economic Area for electrical and electronic goods
and services removing barriers to trade, creating new markets and
cutting compliance costs.
Cleveland Engineering Society (CES)
216-361-3100 / Cleveland, OH A professional organization that strives
to be the leading society promoting and serving the needs of the
region's technical community.
Centre for Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging (CMAP)
CMAP is a multi-university and multi-company
consortium. The first in Canada in the area of microelectronics
packaging, the Centre conducts fundamental and applied research
of direct relevance to the microelectronics industry.
/ Fremont, CA
A consortium of approximately 200 leading industry
players covering telecommunications, equipment, computing, networking
and service provider companies.
Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA)
703-907-7500 / Arlington, VA
A partnership of electronic and
high-tech associations and companies whose mission is promoting
the market development and competitiveness of the U.S. high-tech
industry through domestic and international policy efforts.
Electrostatics Society of America
The ESA is a nonprofit professional society founded in 1970 that
is devoted to the advancement and improved understanding of electrostatics.
The ESA provides a central forum for technical discussions between
individuals interested in this diverse area of scientific study.
/ Rome, NY
A professional voluntary association dedicated to
advancing the theory and practice of electrostatic discharge (ESD)
European Committee for Standardization (CEN)
+ 32 2 550 08 11 / Brussels, Belgium
Contributes to the objectives of the European Union and European
Economic Area with voluntary technical standards which promote free
trade, the safety of workers & consumers, interoperability of
networks, environmental protection, exploitation of research and
development programmes, and public procurement.
European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
+33 (0)4 92 94 42 00 / France
An independent, non-profit
organization, whose mission is to produce telecommunications standards
for today and for the future.
Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA)
A mutual benefit non-profit international organization
of manufacturers, system integrators, developers, vendors, industry
professionals & end users committed to delivering a broad base
of Fibre Channel infrastructure technology to support a wide array
of applications within the mass storage and IT-based arenas.
Florida Engineering Society
850-224-7121 / Tallahassee, FL
The purpose of the Florida Engineering
Society shall be the advancement of the public welfare and the promotion
of the professional, educational, social, and economic interests
of the engineering profession; to stimulate and develop profession
concepts among all engineers; and to strive throughout the profession
to make registration more meaningful in terms of individual achievement
in engineering as reflected by education and practice.
IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers,
800-678-4333 / Piscataway, NJ
non-profit organization, is the world's leading professional association
for the advancement of technology. the IEEE is a leading authority
on areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications
to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics
IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society
252-426-1226 / Hertford, NC
Strives for the advancement of the
theory and practice of electrotechnology applied to the ocean environment,
allied branches of engineering and of the related arts and sciences,
and the maintenance of a high professional standards among its members
Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST)
847-255-1561 / Rolling Meadows, IL
IEST is an international,
technical society of engineers, scientists, and educators that serves
its members and the industries they represent (simulating, testing,
controlling, and teaching the environments of earth and space) through
education and the development of recommended practices and standards.
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
212-248-5000 / New York, NY
The IESNA is the recognized
technical authority on illumination. For over ninety years its objective
has been to communicate information on all aspects of good lighting
practice to its members, to the lighting community, and to consumers
through a variety of programs, publications, and services.
International Ecological Engineering Society
+41-41-490 40 81 / Switzerland
between scientists & eco-engineers from different countries &
coordinates their activities, improves the cooperation between ecologists
and engineers, exchanges information in the field of ecological
engineering among scientific and educational organizations, private
enterprises, non-governmental organizations and governmental bodies.
Institute for National Measurement Standards (INMS)
613-998-7018 / Ontario, Canada
Institute’s physical metrology programs develop, maintain, improve,
and disseminate standards for the base quantities of mass, length,
time, electricity, temperature and luminous intensity as well as
a number of derived measurement standards. The chemical metrology
program develops and maintains world-class capabilities in selected
areas of organic and inorganic trace analysis, and provides certified
Institute of Electronics, Information & Communications
Aims at the investigation and exchange of knowledge on
the science and technology of electronics, information and communications,
and contributes to the progress of technologies and to the development
Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
+44 (0)20 7451 7300 / UK
Mining Technology, Applied
Earth Sciences, Mineral Processing and Petroleum & Drilling
Institution of Electrical Engineers
+44 (0)20 7240 1871 / UK IEE: An innovative international organisation
for electronics, electrical, manufacturing and IT professionals,
with specifically tailored products, services and qualifications
to meet the needs of today's technology industry.
Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society (ISA)
919-549-8411 / Research Triangle Park, NC
standards, certifies industry professionals, provides education
and training, publishes books and technical articles, and hosts
the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals
in the Western Hemisphere.
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
Leading global organization that prepares and
publishes international standards for all electrical, electronic
and related technologies. These serve as a basis for national standardization
and as references when drafting international tenders and contracts.
International Microelectronics And Packaging Society
202-548-4001 / Washington, DC
Dedicated to the advancement and growth of microelectronics
and electronics packaging technologies through professional education.
International Organization for Standardization
+41 22 749 01 11 / Switzerland
ISO is a network of
the national standards institutes of 148 countries, on the basis
of one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva,
Switzerland, that coordinates the system.
International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
360-676-3290 / Bellingham WA
A not-for-profit society
that has become the largest international force for the exchange,
collection and dissemination of knowledge in optics, photonics and
International Solar Energy Society
+49 - 761 - 45906-0 / Germany
Supports its members in the advancement
of renewable energy technology, implementation and education all
over the world.
/ Fremont, CA
An international, industry-wide, nonprofit association
of telecommunications, networking, and other companies focused on
advancing the deployment of multi-vendor, multi-service packet-based
networks, associated applications, and interworking solutions.
Japan Electric Measuring Instruments Manufacturers' Association
Conducts various statistical surveys of electric measuring
instruments, and then compiles and publishes its findings every
year in the form of an outlook report.
Maintenance Engineering Society of Australia (MESA)
++61 (0)2 6270 6555 / Australia
The Mission of
MESA is to promote and advance all facets of the science and practice
of reliability and maintenance engineering and the engineering management
of assets, and to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas
National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE)
8866-NAFEORG / Hawthorne, NY
A professional organization
that advances the art and skill of engineers who serve as engineering
consultants to members of the legal profession and as expert witnesses
in courts of law, arbitration proceedings and administrative adjudication
National Cooperation for Laboratory Accreditation (NACLA)
4407-333-3327 / Lake Mary, FL
Primary mission is
to evaluate U.S. laboratory accreditation bodies (ABs) and to grant
recognition to those ABs found to be in compliance with NACLA procedures &
the relevant international standards for competent ABs.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association
7703-841-3200 / Rosslyn, VA
NEMA is the leading
trade association in the U.S. representing the interests of electroindustry
manufacturers of products used in the generation, transmission and
distribution, control, and end-use of electricity.
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
7703-684-2800 / Alexandria, VA
the engineering profession by promoting engineering licensure and
ethics, enhancing the engineer image, advocating and protecting
PEs' legal rights at the national and state levels, publishing news
of the profession, providing continuing education opportunities,
and much more.
North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society
Provides leadership in the modeling and
management of uncertainty with an emphasis on fuzzy systems, theory
+31 (0) 7156
53641 / oordwijk, The Netherlands
The SatLabs Group is an international, not-for-profit association
whose members are committed to bringing the deployment of the DVB-RCS
standard to large-scale adoption.
SatLabs membership is formed by service
providers, satellite operators, system integrators, terminal manufacturers
and technology providers with an interest in DVB-RCS.
Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI)
408-943-6900 / San Jose, CA
of the semiconductor, display, MEMS and related industries.
Silicon Valley EOS/ESD Society
A non profit organization dedicated to understanding
and improving ESD (Electro-Static Discharge) protection procedures.
Our Education Committee organizes Tutorials periodically to present
scientific, technical and ESD educational materials to those working
in the semiconductor, electronic, magnetic recording and other related
Society For Information Display (SID)
408-977-1013 / San Jose, CA
Organization involved in display
and display-system design, integration, marketing, display standards,
manufacturing, human factors, applications, and R&D.
Society of Automotive Engineers
877-606-7323 / Warrendale, PA
The Society of Automotive Engineers,
whose members include engineers, business executives, educators,
and students, shares information and exchanges ideas for advancing
the engineering of mobility systems. SAE is your one-stop resource
for standards development, events, and technical information and
expertise used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating
self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space.
Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc (SBE)
317846-9000 / Indianapolis, IN
organization serving broadcast engineers.
Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE)
800-542-5040 / Exton, PA
A non-profit professional
association dedicated to advancing the careers of cable telecommunications
professionals and serving the industry through excellence in professional
development, information and standards.
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)
White Plains, NY Advances technical theory in the motion
imaging industry, and offers standards and test materials designed
to assist you in both your day-to-day business, and your long-term
Standards Engineering Society
305-971-4798 / Miami, FL
A non-profit, technical association
dedicated to furthering the knowledge and use of standards and standardization.
SES is unique in that it is the only organization in North America
committed exclusively to the furthering public awareness and knowledge
of standards and standardization.
STD 32 Manufacturer's Group (STD 32 MG)
An association of manufacturers devoted to promoting, development
and use of STD 32 architecture.
Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)
952-920-7682 / Edina, MN
An international network
of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and
develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including
microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations.
Systems Engineering Society of Australia
(02) 6251 4755 / Australia
SESA's mission is
to foster the definition, understanding, practice and advancement
of Systems Engineering in Australian Industry, Academia and Government.
Test and Diagnostics Consortium (TDC)
732-323-7963 / Lakehurst, NJ
Brings together both suppliers
and users in a mutually beneficial forum. TDC members work together
to optimize the test & diagnostic environment through communication
of business, technology, and member-oriented issues.
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc
847-272-8800 / Northbrook, IL
An independent, not-for-profit
product-safety testing and certification organization.
VDI - The Association of German Engineers
A financially independent and politically
unaffiliated, non-profit organization of 132,000 engineers and natural
Women's Engineering Society
020 7233 1974 / UK
Promotes education, training and practice
of engineering among women, increases public awareness of the contribution
women can make to engineering, & provides a forum for the exchange
of opinions for women with interests in engineering.
WSEAS (The World Scientific and Engineering Academy and
270-714-8667 / Clifton, NJ
A world, scientific-engineering, academic, non-profit organization
that promotes the development and the unified consideration of new
mathematical methods and computational techniques as well as their
applications in science and engineering.