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Civil Engineering: Professional Associations

Professional Engineering Associations.

A C I  logoAmerican Concrete Institute: The ACI promotes the education and certification of concrete practitioners and the development of standards in concrete design, construction, maintenance, and repair. It provides information on  internships, competitions, and scholarships, and it includes a network of faculty willing to help students find answers to research and scholarship questions. It also includes information on certification, conferences, and free recorded conference sessions.

A S H R A E logoAmerican Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers: ASHRAE develops and provides technical information, guidelines, and standards, and it provides for the professional and educational development of HVAC professionals. The ASHRAE website includes homeland security information, mold information, indexes to ASHRAE information going back to 1895, self-directed continuing education courses, research proposals up for bid, and standards. The site also includes research proposals up for bid, a product and services directory, and a student zone with information about scholarships and design competitions. .

A S E E logoAmerican Society for Engineering Education (ASEE): The ASEE is a society of academic administrators, professors, and teachers that promotes the improvement of engineering education.  The site includes profiles of U.S. and Canadian engineering programs, fellowships and internships, scholarships, grants, and funding resources.  It also includes information on engineering careers and related jobs.

E S D logoEngineering Society of Detroit (ESD): The ESD is a multidisciplinary engineering and scientific society that promotes professional development, technology, engineering and science professions, and positive contributions to society. The ESD website includes licensure information and courses, monthly networking events, competitions and awards, career expos with potential employers, and free job postings.

N O G L S T P logoNational Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP): NOGLSTP endeavors to education communities and "empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by providing education, advocacy, professional development, networking, and peer support."

N S B E logoNational Society of Black Engineers (NSBE):The NSBE is a student-managed organization that supports Black engineering students’ academic and professional development and promotes positive involvement in the community. The NSBE website includes community service programs and opportunities, tutoring and mentoring programs, scholarships, and a free career center where you can search and apply for jobs.

o S T E M logoOut in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM): "oSTEM empowers LGBTQ people in STEM to succeed personally, academically, and professionally by cultivating environments and communities that nurture innovation, leadership, and advocacy."


S W E logoSociety of Women Engineers (SWE): The SWE is a nonprofit organization that promotes engineering as a career choice for women. This site includes scholarships, career advice articles, links to information about issues that women face in the workplace, online seminars, and a career center where you can search for and apply for job openings.


Tau Beta Pi logoTau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society: TBP is a national, invitation-only honor society of engineers who are high academic achievers and have shown exemplary character. TBP sponsors many scholarships and fellowships.


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American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE):

The ASCE provides continuing education, leadership training, and technological development, to its members to benefit their careers, the profession and the public. The ASCE website offers free access to:

  • job postings,
  • email job alerts,
  • internship information,
  • and fee-based online and videotaped courses and seminars.

The site also includes free electronic newsletters, including a student newsletter, civil engineering news and related legislative news, ethics resources, programs to involve kids in engineering, and a large section on the history of civil engineering.

The Southeastern Michigan Branch of the ASCE also hosts events and sponsors scholarships.