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AAACE - The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
The nation's premier organization dedicated to enhancing the field of adult learning. With members from 60 affiliates and 40 nations, the Association represents its members from secondary and post-secondary education, business and labor, military and government and from community-based organizations.

AAW - The American Association of Woodturners
An international, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of woodturning. Our mission is to provide education, information, and organization to those interested in turning wood.

ACA - The Automotive Composites Alliance
A business unit of the Composites Fabricators Association (CFA), is a trade association of 26 plastics material suppliers and molders that provide the automotive and truck industries with composite products.

ACMA - The American Composities Manufacturers Association
The American Composities Manufacturers Association is the world's largest trade association serving the composites industry. ACMA unites manufacturers with their suppliers, distributors, end-users, and with other industry stakeholders to harness the power of an industry united.

ACCA - The Air Conditioning Contractors of America
The ACCA's mission is to help the best HVACR contractors in the country acquire, serve, and satisfy customers.

ACM - The Association for Computing Machinery
The Association for Computing Machinery is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences, and applications of information technology. With a world-wide membership ACM is a leading resource for computing professionals and students working in the various fields of Information Technology, and for interpreting the impact of information technology on society.

AEC - The Aluminum Extruders Council
An international association dedicated to helping manufacturers, engineers, architects and others to discover why aluminum extrusion is "the better material process for better products."

AECT - The Association for Educational Communications and Technology
Provides leadership in educational communications and technology by linking professionals holding a common interest in the use of educational technology and its application to the learning process.

AFMA - The American Furniture Manufacturers Association
The nation's largest trade association for furniture manufacturers. The Association is dedicated to fostering the growth and development of the furniture industry and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of furniture manufacturers in the United States.

AGC - The Associated General Contractors of America
The voice of the construction industry, the AGC is an organization of qualified construction contractors and industry related companies dedicated to skill, integrity, and responsibility. Operating in partnership with its Chapters, the association provides a full range of services satisfying the needs and concerns of its members, thereby improving the quality of construction and protecting the public interest.

AGMA - The American Gear Manufacturers Association
A full-service trade association representing about 400 manufacturers and users of gears and gearing products, suppliers of equipment and services to the industry, individual consultants and academicians.

AIGA - The American Institute of Graphic Arts
The oldest and largest national organization committed to the promotion of excellence in graphic design. The AIGA provides leadership in the exchange of ideas and information, the encouragement of critical analysis and research, and the advancement of education and ethical practice.

AIHA - The American Industrial Hygiene Association
An organization of more than 13,000 professional members dedicated to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of environmental factors arising in or from the workplace that may result in injury, illness, impairment, or affect the well-being of workers and members of the community.

AIME - The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Inc
The AIME The goal of AIME today is to advance the knowledge of engineering and the arts and sciences involved in the production and use of minerals, metals, materials and energy resources, while disseminating significant developments in these areas of technology.

AISE - The Association of Iron and Steel Engineers
The largest member-based technical organization in the steel industry--Worldwide. Dedicated to the advancement of technical and engineering phases of the production and processing of iron and steel, the theme for the future is International Technology for World Competition.

AISI - The American Iron and Steel Institute
The AISI mission is to promote steel as the material of choice and enhance the competitiveness of the North American steel industry and its member companies.

AMA - The American Management Association
A nonprofit, membership-based educational organization that assists individuals and enterprises in the development of organizational effectiveness, the primary sustainable competitive advantage in a global economy.

AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology
The AMT is dedicated to supporting and enhancing the activities of American manufacturers. AMT's agenda includes providing members with the latest information on technical developments, training methods, economic and trade issues; encouraging higher safety and technical standards; gathering information about markets, and serving as an industry spokesman.

ANSI - The American National Standards Institute
A private, nonprofit membership organization that has served in its capacity as administrator and coordinator of the United States private sector voluntary standardization system for over 80 years.

APC - The American Plastics Council
A major trade association for the United States plastics industry working to ensure that plastics are recognized as a preferred material by actively demonstrating they are a responsible choice in a more environmentally conscious world.

APHA - The American Printing History Association
The APHA encourages the study of printing history and its related arts and skills, including calligraphy, typefounding, typography, papermaking, bookbinding, illustration, and publishing. APHA is especially, but by no means exclusively, interested in American printing history.

AQP - The Association for Quality and Participation
An international not-for-profit membership association dedicated to improving workplaces through quality and participation practices. AQP has helped countless individuals, organizations and communities establish a foundation for initiating change in the way they operate.

ARI - The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute
The national trade association representing manufacturers of more than 90 percent of U.S. produced central air-conditioning and commercial refrigeration equipment.

ARTI - The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Institute
A not-for-profit organization established in 1989 to undertake scientific research in the public interest. ARTI strives to be responsive to the research needs of the HVAC&R community with an emphasis placed on precompetitive investigations. It is ARTI's role to provide guidance and cohesiveness to research efforts while providing an umbrella for related research by others.

ASA - The Automotive Service Association
The ASA advances the professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services.

ASFD - The American Society of Furniture Designers
The ASFD is the only nationwide non-profit membership organization for furniture designers. One of its chief goals is to promote the profession of furniture design and to educate members of the furniture industry and general public in the value of the services of furniture designers. The ASFD is comprised of professional designers, both staff and free-lance, teachers, students, companies, and individuals providing products and services to the furniture industry.

AWFS - The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers
The AWFS began in 1911 as the Suppliers Chapter of the California Furniture Manufacturers Association. In 1979, AWFS was incorporated as a separate entity to fulfill a major need to represent the interests of companies and individuals who supply the home and institutional furnishings manufacturing industries.

AWPI - The American Wood Preservers Institute
The AWPI is the national industry trade association representing the pressure-treated wood industry throughout the United States. The AWPI encourages, develops and promotes the production and acceptance of the wood preserving industry's products.


BFMA - The Business Forms Management Association
Working to advance form and document professionals worldwide through superior education, quality training and global networking.

BIA - The Binding Industries Association International
A trade association representing Graphic Finishers, Loose-Leaf Manufacturers, and suppliers to these industries throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. BIA was started in 1955 and functions as a Special Industry Group of the Printing Industries of America. BIA exists to help members with technical problems, offer information and evaluation on manufacturing equipment, credit & collection information, and assist with personnel problems, among other services.


CSI - The Construction Specifications Institute
A national professional association that provides technical information and products, continuing education, professional conferences, and product shows to enhance communication among all the nonresidential building design and construction industry's disciplines and meet the industry's need for a common system of organizing and presenting construction documents.


EIA - The Engineering Industries Association
The EIA was formed over 50 years ago by a small group of companies to provide a common platform from which business development issues could be shared and resolved. Over the years, the association has continued to provide a network of advice and assistance that will promote the engineering industry in the UK, Europe and Global Markets.


FEF - The Foundry Educational Foundation
Strengthens the metal casting industry by supporting unique partnerships among students, educators and industry, helping today's students become tomorrow's leaders. Offers scholarship information.

FMA - The Fabricators and Manufacturers Association International
The FMA brings metal fabricators together through educational programs, volunteer committees and technology councils, networking opportunities, industry awards.

FTA - The Flexographic Technical Association, Inc
Founded to promote, develop and maintain the advancement of flexographic printing.


GAA - The Gravure Association of America, Inc
A trade association formed as the result of the merger of the Gravure Technical Association (GTA) and the Gravure Research Institute (GRI). The mission of the Gravure Association of America, Inc. is to promote the use of the gravure printing process for publication printing, package printing and product (specialty) printing.

GATF - The Graphic Arts Technical Foundation
A member-supported, nonprofit, technical, and education organization serving the international graphic communications industries. Its mission statement reads "To serve the graphic communications community as the leading resource for technical information and services through research and education."

GCA - The Graphic Communications Association
The GCA was formed in 1966 to apply computer technology to printing, publishing, and related industries. From 14 founding firms, GCA has grown to a worldwide organization with over 350 member organizations and tens of thousands of individuals who participate in our training programs, conferences, standards development committees, and technical studies. No other organization brings such a diverse pool of competitors, customers, and suppliers together to better the information technologies and print communications industry.

GCA - The Greeting Card Association
The GCA mission: To provide a forum to educate, communicate and share ideas among greeting card publishers and suppliers, to enable them to provide goods and services which meet and anticipate consumer needs.


HPVA - The Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association
The HPVA's formal mission is "to promote and support the l ong-term growth and prosperity of our industry, our members, and the natural resources upon which we depend," but we also develop industry statistics and keep our members up-to-date on the latest developments and technology affecting the industry.


IAPHC - The International Association of Printing House Craftsmen
An international organization dedicated to individuals in the printing and graphic arts industry for the purpose of their self development, their companies' success, and the enhancement of the printing and graphic arts industry in society. It does this through education, information, and research both through local chapters and through its executive staff.

ICBO online - The International Conference of Building Officials
The ICBO is dedicated to public safety in the built environment worldwide through development and promotion of uniform codes and standards. The site includes a great deal of code-related and regulatory material, full-text features, and articles from Building Standards Online.

ICEnet - The Institution of Civil Engineers
is A UK-based international organisation with 80,000 members ranging from professional civil engineers to students, a fifth of whom live outside the UK in some 140 countries. It is an educational and qualifying body.

ICPA - The International Cast Polymer Association
A nonprofit trade association representing over 300 members including manufacturers, suppliers, fabricators, and installers of cultured marble, cultured granite, cultured onyx, and solid surface kitchen and bath products. ICPA is dedicated to promoting recognition and demand for cast polymer products, representing the industry on legislative and regulatory issues, and maintaining high standards of quality in cast polymer products.

IPA - The International Prepress Association
A trade association consisting of over 300 of the world's leading graphic communications companies and 60 graphic arts suppliers. Members take advantage of IPA resources to make well-informed decisions for a productive and profitable future.

IPMA - The International Publishing Management Association
An organization of corporate publishing and distribution professionals. IPMA is the leading association, exclusively dedicated to the in-house professionals who provide graphic design, page layout, copy, print, mail and distribution services to their enterprise. IPMA exists to provide the in-house professional the resources to attain greater productivity and cost effectiveness.

IRgA - The International Reprographic Association
The primary information source for companies engaged in large format imaging. From blueprinting to digital color printing, IRgA members have been early adopters of new technologies. Today, the reprographic service bureau is the professional source in handling the imaging and copying needs for countless industries.

IRRA - Industrial Relations Research Association
A singular organization of professionals interested in industrial relations and human resources. The National IRRA provides a network of practitioners and academics interested in the field of IR and HR who share their knowledge and insight through regular IRRA publications and meetings.

ISO - The International Organization for Standardization
A worldwide federation of national standards bodies from some 130 countries, one from each country. ISO is a non-governmental organization established in 1947. The mission of ISO is to promote the development of standardization and related activities in the world with a view to facilitating the international exchange of goods and services, and to developing cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity. ISO's work results in international agreements which are published as International Standards.

ITEA - The International Technology Education Association
The professional organization of technology teachers. Our mission is to promote technological literacy for all by supporting the teaching of technology and promoting the professionalism of those engaged in this pursuit. ITEA strengthens the profession through leadership, professional development, membership services, publications, and classroom activities.


KCMA - The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association
A voluntary non-profit industry trade association originally founded in 1955. Currently, KCMA has over 360 members located in the United States and Canada who manufacture kitchen cabinets and bath vanities, countertop fabricators or supply goods and services to the industry.


LMA - The Laminating Materials Association
The LMA represents all types of decorative overlays and edgebanding in North America. These overlays and edgefinishing materials are applied to a wood substrate and used in the production of furniture (household and office), store fixtures, kitchen cabinets, wall paneling, and etc.


MHIA - The Material Handling Industry of America
The MHIA is the leading non-profit trade association of material handling and logistics providers. Active members are material handling and logistics equipment, systems and software manufacturers; consultants; systems integrators and simulators; third party logistics providers and publishers.

MPIF - The Metal Powder Industries Federation
A "not-for-profit" trade association formed by the P/M industry to promote the advancement of the metal powder producing and consuming industries. MPIF is organized into the following six affiliated trade associations, all concerned with some aspect of powder metallurgy, metal powders or particulate materials:

Powder Metallurgy Parts Association (PMPA) - Manufacturers of P/M parts and products
Metal Powder Producers Association (MPPA) - Producers of metal powders.
Refractory Metals Association (RMA) - Manufacturers of powders or products from tungsten, tantalum, molybdenum, niobium, cobalt and rare earth metals.
Powder Metallurgy Equipment Association (PMEA) - Suppliers of equipment and services used to make P/M parts and products as well as metal powders, and suppliers of quality control equipment.
Advanced Particulate Materials Association (APMA) - Companies which use the P/M process to make tool steels, metallic filters, roll compacted strip, permanent magnets, superalloy and titanium P/M parts, high performance P/M materials, biomedical parts and beryllium parts. APMA also represents P/M companies with in-plant P/M parts manufacturing facilities.
Metal Injection Molding Association (MIMA) - Companies using the metal injection molding (MIM) process to form parts.

MRS - The Materials Research Society
The Materials Research Society is a nonprofit organization which brings together scientists, engineers and research managers from industry, government, academia and research laboratories to share findings in the research and development of new materials of technological importance.


NACE - The National Association of Corrosion Engineers
An organization dedicated to promoting public safety, protecting the environment and reducing the economic impact of corrosion by advancing the knowledge of corrosion engineering and science. NACE International provides industry and government with publications, training and certification programs, conferences, and standards and reports relating to the prevention and control of materials corrosion.

NAE - The National Academy of Engineering
The NAE provides engineering leadership in service to the nation, and works to build and to articulate the implications of rapid technological change, affecting the way people work, learn and play. It is a private, independent, nonprofit institution that not only advises the federal government, but also conducts independent studies that examine some of the most important contemporary topics in engineering and technology.

NAHB - The NAHB Research Center
Founded in 1964 as a separately incorporated, wholly-owned, not-for-profit subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The Research Center keeps U.S. home builders in tune with new technology and changing needs. Through our programs including testing and certification of building products, the Research Center helps American homes maintain premier status in a global industry.

NAIT - The National Association of Industrial Technology
A professional organization made up of various divisions. These include the industry division, the university division, the community college division, and finally, the student division. The purpose of NAIT is to support degree programs in Industrial Technology that prepare management-oriented technical professionals.

NAM - The National Association of Manufacturers
The NAM's mission is to enhance the competitiveness of manufacturers and improve living standards for working Americans by shaping a legislative and regulatory environment conducive to U.S. economic growth, and to increase understanding among policy-makers, the media and the general public about the importance of manufacturing to America's economic strength.

NAPIM - The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers
A trade association whose purpose it is to represent the printing ink industry in the U.S.A and to provide direction to management in regulations and regulatory compliance. All NAPIM affairs shall be conducted, without exception, in compliance with all governmental regulations and within well-accepted business practices.

NAPL - The National Asociation for Printing Leadership
The NAPL focuses on helping graphic arts professionals increase their expertise - in managing companies, sales and marketing, finances, people, and operations.

NASFM - The National Association of Store Fixture Manufacturers
The NASFM was organized to raise the professional, educational, and ethical standards of the store fixture manufacturing industry, and to promote the value of members' products and services to their customers.

NECA - The National Electrical Contractors Association
A membership organization... that works, day-in and day-out, for the betterment of its members, electrical contractors in general and the construction industry as a whole.

NEMA - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association
This association has been developing standards for the electrical manufacturing industry for over 70 years and is one of the leading standards development organizations in the world.

NIST - The National Institute of Standards and Technology
The mission of the NIST is to: develop and promote measurement, standards, and technology to enhance productivity, facilitate trade, and improve the quality of life.

NMA - The National Management Association
A professional leadership development association ... a national, not-for-profit organization ... dedicated to the personal and professional development of America's workforce.

NPCA - The National Paint & Coatings Association
The preeminent organization representing the paint and coatings industry in the United States. A voluntary, nonprofit trade association, NPCA represents some 400 paint and coatings manufacturers, raw materials suppliers, and distributors.

NPES - The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies
A trade association with more than 400 member companies who manufacture and distribute equipment, systems, software, supplies used in printing, publishing and converting.

NSBE - The National Society of Black Engineers
The National Society of Black Engineers mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

NSPE - The National Society of Professional Engineers
The National Society of Professional Engineers is the national society of engineering professionals from all disciplines that promotes the ethical and competent practice of engineering, advocates licensure, and enhances the image and well-being of its members.


PIA - Printing Industries of America, Inc
The world's largest graphic arts trade association. PIA is in the business of promoting programs, services, and an environment that helps its members operate profitably. Many of its members are commercial printers, allied graphic arts firms such as electronic imaging companies, equipment manufacturers, and suppliers.

PIMA - The Paper Industry Management Association
The premier association for management professionals in the paper and pulp industry. Our purpose is to contribute to the strength of the international pulp and paper community by providing the means for our members to address relevant industry issues and to develop their management and leadership skills.

PLGA - The Packaging and Label Gravure Association Global
The PLGA is the leading packaging, label, and product printing/converting educational association for promoting the gravure printing process and educating its target audiences. It is a printer/converter run organization providing the printer/converter as well as the packaging, label and product buyer/user with information on the latest technology and operating systems available to improve pre-press and pressroom efficiency and product quality.


RSES - The Refrigeration Service Engineers Society
is A not-for-profit international association whose 35,000 members install, service, and repair HVAC and refrigeration systems. Founded in 1933, the Society's main mission is to provide training and education for its members through locally led courses, periodic service bulletins, and the monthly RSES Journal.


SEDA - The Safety Equipment Distributor's Association
is the trade association comprised of companies that distribute safety equipment and related products and services. Its member companies are leaders in the distribution of personal protective equipment to a broad spectrum of users- to include general industry, construction, municipalities, utilities, schools and laboratories..

SGIA - The Screenprinting and Graphic Imaging Association
A leading source of information and education for a network of thousands of industry professionals.

SHPE - The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
The SHPE promotes the development of Hispanics in engineering, science and other technical professions to achieve educational excellence, economic opportunity and social equity.

SPI - The Society of the Plastics Industry
Is a trade association of over 2,000 members representing all segments of the plastics industry in the United States.

STI - The Steel Tube Institute of North America
The STI was formed in 1930. A group of manufacturers joined forces to promote and market steel tubing. Their goal was to mount a cooperative effort that would improve manufacturing techniques and inform customers about their product's utility and versatility. This remains the basic motivation for the association's efforts today.


TAGA - The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts
The mission of the TAGA is to provide a worldwide forum for sharing and disseminating theoretical, functional and practical information on current and emerging technologies for Graphic Arts print production and related processes.

TAPPI - The Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry
Advancing Technology and Professional Achievement in the Paper and Related Industries.


USACM - The United States Association for Computational Mechanics
The USACM's mission is to: promote, foster, organize and coordinate various activities concerning computational mechanics in the United States and to represent U.S. interests in computational mechanics as an affiliate of the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM.

USDLA - The United States Distance Learning Association
A non-profit association... whose purpose is to promote the development and application of distance learning for education and training. The constituents we serve include K through 12 education, higher education, continuing education, corporate training, and military and government training.


The Vinyl Institute
A U.S. trade association representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer, vinyl additives and modifiers, and vinyl packaging materials. Founded in 1982, the Institute has a dual charter to promote and protect the industry and the markets it serves. The Institute is a division of The Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc.


XYZ - The Waterless Printing Association
The mission of the WPA is to: educate the print buying public in order to drive demand for the process, educate printers about all phases of the process in order to stem misinformation about the process, provide a central source of information about pioneering developments from among manufacturers involved in the process and printers who are actually using the process, offer the design and creative community the information they need to exploit the potential of the process, motivate graphic arts suppliers to supply both the buying public and users of the process information about the suitability of their products for waterless printing, promote the environmental advantages of the process, and promote research and development of waterless printing.

WITI - Women in Technology International
A rapidly growing association of more than 6,000 members, 95% of whom are professional women working in technology organizations. WITI is dedicated to: increasing the number of women in executive roles helping women become more financially independent and technology-literate encouraging young women to choose careers in science and technology.

WPMA - The Wood Products Manufacturers Association
The WPMA offers a wide range of benefits that will save you time and money, improve your business skills, and keep you at the forefront of the industry. WPMA represents your interests by providing a strong, unified voice regarding regulatory and environmental issues, such as those raised by OSHA and EPA. We are the largest trade associations servicing the needs of both the primary and secondary wood products industries.

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ABET - The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology, is a federation of 30 professional and technical societies representing these fields. Among the most respected accreditation organizations in the U.S., ABET has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for over 70 years. ABET currently accredits some 2,700 programs at over 550 colleges and universities nationwide. Over 1,500 dedicated volunteers participate annually in ABET activities.

AES - The Audio Engineering Society
The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Its membership of leading engineers, scientists and other authorities has increased dramatically throughout the world, greatly boosting the society's stature and that of its members in a truly symbiotic relationship.

AESF - The American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society, Inc.
The AESF is an international society that advances the science of surface finishing to benefit industry and society through education, information and social involvement.

AFS - The American Foundry Society
The mission of the American Foundry Society today is "to provide and promote knowledge and services that strengthen the metalcasting industry for the ultimate benefit of its customers and society."

AIAA - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
The principal society and voice serving the aerospace profession. It's primary purpose is to advance the arts, sciences, and technology of aeronautics and astronautics and to foster and promote the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits.

ASA - The Acoustical Society of America
The ASA has sought to serve the widespread interests of its members and the acoustics community in all branches of acoustics, both theoretical and applied.

ASCC - The American Society of Concrete Contractors
Formed by, and for, concrete constructors and those who provide services and goods to our industry. ASCC represents you, your company and our industry nationally where codes and standards are developed.

ASCE - The American Society of Civil Engineers
The ASCE represents more than 120,000 civil engineers worldwide, and is America's oldest national engineering society.

ASEE - The American Society for Engineering Education
Committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology. This mission is accomplished by promoting excellence in instruction, research, public service, and practice; exercising worldwide leadership; fostering the technological education of society; and providing quality products and services to members.

ASHE - The American Society of Highway Engineers
Promotes the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of safe and efficient highways.

ASHRAE - The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
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.

ASID - The American Society of Interior Designers
The oldest and largest professional organization for interior designers with the largest residential and commercial membership. With more than 30,000 members, ASID establishes a common identity for professionals and businesses in the field of interior design.

ASME - The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
The ASME strives to be a: premier organization for promoting the art, science and practice of mechanical engineering throughout the world. and to: promote and enhance the technical competency and professional well-being of our members, and through quality programs and activities in mechanical engineering, better enable its practitioners to contribute to the well-being of humankind.

ASM International - The Materials Information Society
ASM Intenational (also known as The Materials Information Society) is the society for materials engineers and scientists, a worldwide network dedicated to advancing industry, technology and applications of metals and materials.

ASPE - The American Society for Precision Engineering
A multidisciplinary professional and technical society concerned with research and development, design, manufacture and measurement of high accuracy components and systems.

ASQ - The American Society for Quality
The ASQ is a society of individual and organizational members dedicated to the ongoing, development, advancement, and promotion of quality concepts, principles, and techniques.

ASSE - American Society of Safety Engineers
The world's oldest and largest professional safety organization. Its 33,000 members manage, supervise and consult on safety, health and environmental issues in industry, insurance, government and education.

ASTD - The American Society for Training and Development
The ASTD represents more than 70,000 members in the field of workplace learning and performance, who come from every area of the growing industry and from more than 150 countries across the globe.

ASTM - The American Society for Testing and Materials
The ASTM has developed and published over 10,000 technical standards, which are used by industries worldwide.

AVS - The American Vacuum Society
The AVS Science and Technology Society is a nonprofit organization which promotes communication, dissemination of knowledge, recommended practices, research, and education in the use of vacuum and other controlled environments to develop new materials, process technology, devices, and related understanding of material properties for the betterment of humanity.

AWS - The American Welding Society
A multifaceted, nonprofit organization whose major goal is to advance the science, technology and application of welding and related joining disciplines.

CAD Society - The CAD Society
is a not-for-profit industry association with the goal of fostering a community and encouraging open communication among those who make their living within the CAD industry including AEC, mechanical, manufacturing, and GIS.

CSA - The Cryogenic Society of America
The Cryogenic Society of America is a nonprofit technical society serving all those interested in any phase of cryogenics--the art and science of achieving extremely low temperatures.

FPS - The Forest Products Society
An international not-for-profit technical association that is a world leader in technical information transfer to further the socially beneficial use of wood and fiber resources.

IEEE - The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
The world's largest technical professional society, its objectives focus on advancing the theory and practice of electrical, electronics and computer engineering and computer science.

IIE - The Institute of Industrial Engineers
The 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, non-profit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial engineering.

IMECHE - The Institution of Mechanical Engineers
The IMECHE is the leading body for professional mechanical engineers. Members work in research, design, development, manufacturing, installation, commissioning, contracting, consulting and teaching, in fields as diverse as lubrication, satellite launching, surgical implants and in power stations.

ISA - The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society
Promoting measurement and control, educating the public about career opportunities and publicizing the field's importance to business and industry.

ISS - The Iron & Steel Society
Seeking to be the premier professional and technical society serving its members and advancing knowledge exchange in the global iron and steel industry.

ISTE - The International Society for Technology in Education
The largest teacher-based,non profit organization in the field of educational technology. Its mission is to help K-12 classroom teachers and admi rators share effective methods for enhancing student learning through the use of new classroom technologies.

NSPE - The National Society of Professional Engineers
The only engineering society that represents licensed professional engineers across all disciplines.

NSS - The National Space Society
Promoting change in social, technical, economic, and political conditions to advance the day when people will live and work in space.

SAE - The Society of Automotive Engineers
More than 75,000 engineers, business executives, educators, and students from more than 97 countries form our network of members who share information and exchange ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems.

SAF - The Society of American Foresters
The national scientific and educational organization representing the forestry profession in the United States. Founded in 1900 by Gifford Pinchot, it is the largest professional society for foresters in the world. The mission of the Society of American Foresters is to advance the science, education, technology, and practice of forestry.

SAMPE - The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering
An international professional member society, provides information on new materials and processing technology either via technical forums, journal publications, or books in which professionals in this field can exchange ideas and air their views. As the only technical society encompassing all fields of endeavor in materials and processes, SAMPE provides a unique and valuable forum for scientists, engineers, and academicians.

SAWE - The International Society of Allied Weight Engineers
The SAWE encourages new thoughts and practical applications of benefit to engineers in the fields of: Advanced Materials, Airline Operations, Computer Applications, Cost/Weight interface, General Aviation, Land Transportation, Marine Engineering, Metrology, Military Aircraft, Missile Technology, Preliminary Design, Space Systems, V/STOL Systems, Weight Control.

SHRM - The Society for Human Resource Management
The leading voice of the human resource profession, representing the interests of more than 100,000 professional and student members from around the world.

SME - The Society of Manufacturing Engineers
An international professional society dedicated to serving its members and the manufacturing community through the advancement of professionalism, knowledge, and learning. (Search for Technical Papers).

SME - The Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
An international society of professionals in the minerals industry. SME is organized into five distinct divisions - coal, environmental, industrial minerals, mineral and metallurgical processing, and mining and exploration.

SMRP - The Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals
An independent, non-profit society by and for practitioners in the Maintenance & Reliability Profession.

SPE - The Society of Petroleum Engineers
The largest individual-membership organization serving professional engineers, scientists, and managers in the exploration and production (E&P) segments of the worldwide oil and gas industry. SPE's mission is to provide the means to collect, disseminate, and exchange technical information concerning the development of oil and gas resources, subsurface fluid flow, and production of other materials through wellbores for the public benefit; and to provide opportunities through its programs for interested (and qualified) individuals to maintain and upgrade their individual technical competence in these areas.

SPE - The Society of Plastics Engineers
A network of plastics professionals around the world promoting the knowledge and education of plastics and polymers. Our goal at SPE is to help you increase your knowledge and value as a plastics professional.

SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
The International Society for Optical Engineering is a nonprofit society that has become the largest international force for the exchange, collection and dissemination of knowledge in optics, photonics and imaging. The growing legacy of those who seek to learn, discover and innovate by building a better world with light.

SSPC - Society for Protective Coatings
Founded in 1950 as the Steel Structures Painting Council, a non-profit professional society concerned with the use of coatings to protect industrial steel structures. Its goals today are to advance the technology and promote the use of protective coatings to preserve industrial, marine and commercial structures, components and substrates.

SSPP - The Society for Service Professionals in Printing
An individual membership association dedicated to advancing the education and recognition of customer service professionals in the printing industry. SSPP works to strengthen member job skills through the development of products, programs, and services customized to meet the needs of printing service specialists.

STC - The Society for Technical Communication
is Dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of technical communication; members include technical writers, editors, graphic designers, multimedia artists, Web and Intranet page information designers, translators and others whose work involves making technical information understandable and available to those who need it.

STS - The Service Technicians Society
An affiliate of the Society of Automotive Engineers, is a society for advancing the skills, education and professionalism of service technicians to support excellence in the mobility industry. STS supports the mobility technologies involved with maintenance, dismantling, disposal and recycling.

SWE - The Society of Women Engineers
Stimulates women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expands the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrates the value of diversity.

SWST - The Society of Wood Science and Technology
A technical and professional organization for scientists and engineers working in academia, government, consulting, and the forest products industries and is dedicated to providing education and expertise in finding better ways to use and produce wood products.

TMS - The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
The mission of TMS is to promote the global science and engineering professions concerned with minerals, metals, and materials.

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