American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 145,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society. Their goal as a student organization is to encourage active interest in the study of Civil and Environmental Engineering, aid in professional and intellectual advancement, and establish bonds of good fellowship among their members. The ASCE Student Chapter at SMU invites speakers from consulting companies on a regular basis to Chapter meetings. The Chapter has participated in the regional Steel Bridge completion. The mission of this competition is to supplement the education of civil engineering students with a comprehensive, student-driven project experience from conception and design through fabrication, erection, and testing, culminating in a steel structure that meets client specifications and optimizes performance and economy. The Chapter has also participated in the national Geo-Wall competition organized annually by the Geo-Institute of ASCE.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, today's ASME is a 120,000-member professional organization focused on technical, educational, and research issues of the engineering and technology community. ASME offers numerous opportunities for students to interact with professionals, attend conferences, and participate in student design competitions.
Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
In 1947, a year after the first successful electronic digital computer (ENIAC) was unveiled, ACM became the first (and remains the largest) international scientific and educational computer society in the world. ACM membership today consists of some 80,000 men and women who are largely practitioners, developers, researchers, educators, engineers, and managers, all with a significant interest in the creation and application of information technologies.
Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Founded in 1884, IEEE is a worldwide technical professional society devoted to advancing the theory and application of electrical engineering, electronics, and computing. The IEEE serves 320,000 electrical engineers, scientists, and other professionals in approximately 150 countries.
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
INFORMS represents professionals in the fields of operations research and the management sciences (OR/MS), and in related fields such as information technology. Members of the OR/MS profession apply scientific tools and methods to improve systems and operations and to assist in managerial decision making. INFORMS serves the scientific and professional needs of OR/MS investigators, scientists, students, educators, and managers, as well as the institutions they serve, by such services as publishing a variety of journals and by organizing professional conferences.
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
With over 84,000 members, the Society of Automotive Engineers provides opportunities to gain broader insight into the engineering profession through the exchange of ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems by developing meetings with professional engineers, arranging projects, and participating in SAE engineering competitions both locally and nationally.
Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE)
Practicing engineers meet with SMU students and help them get school-year internships, summer jobs, and full-time employment after graduation.
National professional engineering fraternity. Focus on building friendships with other engineering students, participate in service projects and professional development programs. Rush and pledgeship occurs every fall. Membership is co-ed.