Professional Societies

Professional Societies

Engineering Professional Societies

Most students will join at least one professional society during their undergraduate program studies. These societies are a great way to build an on-campus network of friends as well as start building a bridge to industry. The most commonly joined societies by our mechanical engineering students are listed below.  Visit Proflink for a full listing of all professional societies and clubs.


American Society of Mechanical Engineers

ASME is a professional association that, in its own words, "promotes the art, science, and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe" via "continuing education, training and professional development, codes and standards, research, conferences and publications, government relations, and other forms of outreach."[1] ASME is thus an engineering society, a standards organization, a research and development organization, a lobbying organization, a provider of training and education, and a nonprofit organization. Founded as an engineering society focused on mechanical engineering in North America, ASME is today multidisciplinary and global.


Society of Automotive Engineering

The Society of Automotive Engineers is a hands on engineering club focused on challenging students to design, build, and race vehicles. One of the SAE International collegiate design series the club participates in is Baja.


Women In Engineering

Women in Engineering focuses on technical engineering workshops to support hands-on skills. We hold several outreach events including the Young Innovators Fair- Greater Philadelphia Area, SeaPerch- Local middle school, and the WIE Teach Competition. WIE also holds the Wearable Electronics Competition and the Clubs Versus Professors Competition annually.


Society of Women Engineers

he Society of Women Engineers is a service organization aimed at informing the community of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers. Its mission is to stimulate women to achieve their full potential in their careers as engineers and as leaders, to expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and to demonstrate the value of diversity.


Robotics & Automation Society

The Robotics and Automation Society was founded on the premise of students wanting to make cool things that do good for others. That idea is what makes our club strive to move forward. RAS focuses on tutorials, workshops, and robotics projects to help ease students into building and coding robots. Our major event each year is to send students to IEEE Region 2's Student Activities Conference where they can compete with other robots and network with industry professionals.


Society of American Military Engineers

The Society of American Military Engineers is an active club who’s always looking out for your best interest. Not being specific to any discipline, SAME allows its members to network with a broad range of engineering students. As well as reaching out to other students, members will get a chance to interact with professionals in working in the field. SAME here at rowan has contact with companies such as NAVSEA and Lockheed Martin.