The USD Engineering Department has four student professional societies, including one for each of the three engineering disciplines (ASME, IEEE, and IIE), and the Society of Women Engineers that serves students of all engineering disciplines.
ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) is a professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME supports knowledge and professional development in areas such as mechanics, materials, energy conversion, aerospace, manufacturing, and design.
IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers) is designed to serve professionals involved in all aspects of the electrical, electronic and computing fields and related areas of science and technology that underlie modern civilization. It is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.
IIE (Institute of Industrial Engineers) is the world's largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. IIE is an international association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial engineering.
NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers), with more than 29,900 members, is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the country. Founded in 1975, NSBE now includes more than 394 College, Pre-College, and Technical Professional/Alumni chapters in the United States and abroad. NSBE's mission is "to increase the number of culturally responsibly black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community."
SWE (Society of Women Engineers) is a national educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career for women through networking opportunities, scholarships, outreach and advocacy activities.