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,
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,
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
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
AACC is the US National Member Organization of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).
American Electronics Association (AEA)
800-284-4232 / Santa Clara,
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 line.
American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)
/ 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, & technology arenas.
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (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 Institute (ANSI)
The Institute's 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 their integrity.
American Radio Relay League (ARRL)
ARRL is the national association
for Amateur Radio in the US. Founded in 1914 by Hiram Percy Maxim as The American Radio
Relay League, ARRL is a noncommercial organization of radio amateurs. ARRL numbers within its ranks the vast majority of active radio amateurs
in the nation and has a proud history of achievement as the standard-bearer in amateur affairs. ARRL's underpinnings as Amateur Radio's witness,
partner and forum are defined by five pillars: Public Service, Advocacy, Education, Technology, and Membership.
American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)
800-222-2768 / Columbus,
Helps create a safer world by serving the NDT professions and promoting NDT technologies, through publishing, certification, research
American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing
/ 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 technologies.
American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE)
919-839-8444 / Raleigh,
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 (ASQ)
American Society for Quality creates
better workplaces and communities worldwide by advancing learning, quality improvement, and knowledge exchange to improve business results.
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
610-832-9500 / W.
One of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world-a trusted source for technical standards
for materials, products, systems, and services.
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
Recognized 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
/ Monterey, CA
The primary focus of ACES is on computational techniques, electromagnetics modeling software, and applications.
Aquacultural Engineering Society (AES)
304-876-2815 / Sheperdstown,
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
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 utilization.
British Standards Institution (BSI)
+44 (0)20 8996 6330 / United Kingdom
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 trade.
Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
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
Comité Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique
Europäisches Komitee 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.
510-608-5905 / 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 (ESA)
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.
ESD Association (ESDA)
315-339-6937 / Rome, NY
A professional voluntary
association dedicated to advancing the theory and practice of electrostatic discharge (ESD) avoidance.
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
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.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
/ Piscataway, NJ
A 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 among others.
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 and affiliates.
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
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
The 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 reference materials.
Institute of Electronics, Information & Communications Engineers (IEICE)
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 of industries.
Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
+44 (0)20 7451 7300 / UK
Mining Technology, Applied
Earth Sciences, Mineral Processing and Petroleum & Drilling Engineering.
Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
+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
Develops 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 (IMAPS)
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
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.
510-492-4056 / 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 (JEMIMA)
81-3-3502-0601-4 / Japan
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
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 related thereto.
National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE)
8866-NAFEORG / Hawthorne, NY
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 proceedings.
National Cooperation for Laboratory Accreditation (NACLA)
4407-333-3327 / Lake Mary, FL
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 and applications.
+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
Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI)
408-943-6900 / San Jose, CA
representative 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 areas.
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 (SBE)
http://www.317846-9000 / Indianapolis,
Non-profit professional organization serving broadcast engineers.
Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE)
800-542-5040 / Exton, PA
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 career enhancement.
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
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 scientists.
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 Society)
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.