Professional Organizations

In summary, the conversation is about finding professional organizations within the engineering and science industry, particularly one related to physics. Some suggestions include the American Physical Society, American Institute of Physics, IEEE, AIAA, ASME, ASCE, SAE, ASM International, TMS, ANS, ASTM, and American Chemical Society. The conversation also mentions the existence of numerous technical societies for different focuses within engineering. The participants express their gratitude for the suggestions.
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Does anyone know of any websites that have a list of professional organizations within the engineering and science industry? Particularly, I'm looking for an organization related to physics. I know of the major ones in mathematics (MAA, AMS, etc.) as well as computer science (ACS, etc.), but I don't know any organizations in physics, chemistry, engineering, etc..

Any help is greatly appreciated.
 
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How about the American Physical Society - www.aps.org[/url] ? Or the American Institute of Physics - [url]http://www.aip.org/[/URL].

Then there are numerous technical socities like

IEEE - [url]www.ieee.org[/url] - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

AIAA - [url]www.aiaa.org[/url] - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

ASME - [url]www.asme.org[/url] - American Society of Mechanical Engineers

ASCE - [url]www.asce.org[/url] - American Society of Civil Engineers

SAE - [url]www.sae.org[/url] - Society of Automotive Engineers (which interestingly keeps the AMS specifications)

ASM International - [url]www.asminternational.org[/url] - for materials

TMS - [url]www.tms.org[/url] - The Metallurgical Society - for metals, mining, refining, and processing.

ANS - [url]www.ans.org[/url] - The American Nuclear Society

ASTM - [url]www.astm.org[/url] - American Society for Testing and Materials

I belong to several of them.
 
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Physics: American Physical Society (APS), American Nuclear Society (ANS), American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)

Engineering has the IEEE and along with a plethora of societies for different focuses within engineering.

Chem has the American Chemical Society (ACS)- only one I know of.
 
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Thanks for the direction y'all. Much appreciated!
 
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Astronuc listed some of them, but there are more (AREA, AASHTO, NAPA, NCAT, AISC, ACI, ...).
 

1. What is a professional organization?

A professional organization is a group of individuals who share a common profession or field of work. These organizations often provide resources, networking opportunities, and professional development for their members.

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3. How do I find a professional organization in my field?

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