You can get more information about engineering by contacting different professional engineering organizations or by visiting their websites. Here are links to several.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
The mission of the Society of Women Engineers is to stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity. SWE gives women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. The organization is centered around a passion for members' success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's exciting engineering and technology specialties.
Resource Added: September 11, 2014
International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES)
INWES is a global network of organizations of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), reaching over 60 countries worldwide. INWES is a not-for-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors consisting of Directors representing organization, corporate, University/Institute, and individual memberships.
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASEE)
ASSE represents more than 34,000 safety, health and environmental (SH&E) professionals who work across all industries around the world protecting people, improving business and safeguarding the environment.
Resource Added: December 8, 2011
Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN)
Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) is a national not-for-profit organization that works to transform culture in engineering education to attract, retain, and graduate women.
Resource Added: August 26, 2010
National Council of Structural Engineers Associations
The National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) was formed to constantly improve the level of standard of practice of the structural engineering profession throughout the United States, and to provide an identifiable resource for those needing communication with the profession.
Resource Added: December 8, 2010
Alpha Omega Epsilon
Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional and social sorority for female engineering and technical science students and alumnae. It promotes ideals and objectives that further the advancement of female engineers and scientists.
Resource Added: November 20, 2009
Engineers Without Borders - International (EWB-I)
Engineers Without Borders - International (EWB-I) facilitates links and collaboration between humanitarian organizations that have emerged over the past 25 years or are emerging in various countries around the world. These organizations share a similar mission, which is to partner with disadvantaged communities to improve their quality of life through education and implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while promoting new dimensions of experience for engineers, engineering students, and similarly motivated non-engineers. Check out their membership organizations in over 40 countries, and visit their partners to see what engineers are doing around the globe.
Resource Added: February 9, 2007
Biomedical Engineering Society
BMES is the professional society for biomedical engineering and bioengineering. Its stated purpose is to promote the increase of biomedical engineering knowledge and its utilization.
Resource Added: January 24, 2007
American Association of Engineering Societies
AAES is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge, understanding, and practice of engineering in the public interest. Its members represent the mainstream of U.S. engineeringóaffecting over 1,000,000 engineers in industry, government, and education.
Resource Added: December 4, 2005
Society of Plastics Engineers
SPE is a network of plastics professionals around the world promoting the knowledge and education of plastics and polymers.
Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a rare professional organization that encompasses the entire range of materials and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production to basic research and the advanced applications of materials.
Institute of Industrial Engineers
IIE provides leadership in developing industrial engineering; enhancing the capabilities of those who are involved in or manage the application, education, training, research or development of industrial engineering; and, in representing the industrial engineering profession.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IEEE ("eye-triple-E"). The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers helps advance global prosperity by promoting the engineering process of creating, developing, integrating, sharing, and applying knowledge about electrical and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession.
Aquacultural Engineering Society
The aim of the AES is to provide a means by which its members can come together to discuss engineering problems related to aquaculture.
Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists
MAES projects the positive image of it members and their accomplishments and provides a networking and nurturing environment to develop their professional image.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
Founded in 1974, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Inc., is a national not-for profit organization that promotes Hispanics in engineering, math and science.
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is a professional and technical organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems.
American Association for Wind Engineering
This site provides some useful information concerning the engineering aspects of wind and wind-related problems and some pointers to contacts and valuable sources of information. American Association for Wind Engineering (AAWE) is a non profit professional organization that specializes in wind engineering. AAWE focuses their work in wind related problems such as penetrations for buildings and structures, societal impact of winds, hurricane and tornado risk assessment, and more. See AAWE website and learn more about the amazing work of wind power.
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
AIChE's vision is to provide value as: the global leader of the chemical engineering profession, the lifetime center for professional & personal growth, and security of chemical engineers, the foremost catalyst in applying chemical engineering expertise in meeting societal needs.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
ASHRAE is organized for the sole purpose of advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration for the public's benefit through research, standards writing, continuing education and publications.