The Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering encourages students to participate in student-run and professional organizations to enhance leadership skills and network with faculty, staff, and industry professionals.

Student Organizations

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is the premier professional society for the aerospace industry. Professional members are experts in disciplines such as aerodynamics, propulsion, spacecraft systems, materials and structures, electronics and software, controls, design and manufacturing, and human factors.
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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers promotes and enhances the technical competency and professional well-being of our members and through quality programs and activities in mechanical engineering, better enables its practitioners to contribute to the wellbeing of humankind.
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American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Material Advantage-Illinois Tech

Material Advantage-Illinois Tech is dedicated to supporting the professional development of the engineering students who have an interest in material technology. This dedication involves making students aware of scholarships, job opportunities, professional meetings, and other activities and opportunities available to them to enrich their professional lives.
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MMAE Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC)

The Graduate Student Advisory Council of the Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering (MMAE) is a student organization committed to creating an encouraging and collaborative culture by organizing academic and social events to enhance the interaction between faculty members and graduate students. GSAC also serves to represent the graduate student body of MMAE and address its unique concerns by seeking innovative solutions.
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MMAE Graduate Student Advisory Council

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Founded in 1975, the National Society of Black Engineers is the world's premier organization supporting black engineers. Its mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. NSBE is now embraced by the nearly 30,000 active members of all backgrounds. This growth has been facilitated by the offerings in leadership training, professional and scholastic development, mentoring opportunities, community service programs, and scholarship.
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National Society of Black Engineers

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers was founded in Los Angeles in 1974. SHPE's mission is to change lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize their fullest potential, and impacts the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development. SHPE's vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians, and engineers.
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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

The Society of Women Engineers aims to stimulate women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity.
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Society of Women Engineers

Tau Beta Pi

Tau Beta Pi, established in 1885, is the nation's second-oldest honor society. The purpose of Tau Beta Pi is to provide national recognition to outstanding engineering students and to provide a service to society and the Illinois Tech community.
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Tau Beta Pi

Professional Organizations

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
American Physical Society (APS)
American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS DFD)
American Society of Materials, Chicago Chapter (ASM)
American Society of Materials, International (ASM)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS)