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Engineering Societies and Other Links of Interest to Students

Field of EngineeringNational OrganizationRegional (WNC) Branch
Professional EngineersNational Society of Professional EngineersProfessional Engineers of North Carolina

PENC – Western Chapter
Professional Engineering LicenseNC Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors

Note: Engineering licenses are issued by individual states. There is no licensing agency at the national level.
No office in WNC
Engineering EducationAmerican Society for Engineering EducationZone 2, SE USA
Aerospace EngineeringThe American Institute of Aeronautics and AstronauticsSection II – SE USA
Biological and Agricultural EngineeringAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological EngineersNC Section
Biomedical EngineeringBiomedical Engineering SocietyNo chapter in region
Civil EngineeringAmerican Society of Civil Engineers

Institute of Transportation Engineers

National Association of Home Builders

The Associated General Contractors of America
Western Branch ASCE/NC

NC Section of ITRE

Local Chapters of NAHB

Carolinas Section of AGC
Chemical EngineeringAmerican Institute of Chemical EngineersNo information
Computer EngineeringNo informationNo information
Electrical EngineeringInstitute of Electrical and Electronics EngineersWNC Section of IEEE

Student Chapter of IEEE at UNC Asheville
Environmental EngineeringAmerican Academy of Environmental Engineers

Air and Waste Management Association

Solid Waste Association of North America
Western Carolina’s Chapter of AWMA

South Atlantic Section AWMA
Industrial EngineeringInstitute of Industrial and Systems Engineers

American Society for Quality

American Production and Inventory Control Society
Region 2 IIE Southeast Piedmont (Charlotte)

Carolina High Country Section ASQ
Manufacturing EngineeringSociety of Manufacturing EngineersLand-O-Sky Chapter 191
Materials Science and EngineeringAmerican Society for Materials – International

The American Ceramic Society

Society of Plastic Engineers

Materials Research Society
Old South Section ASM – Greenville, SC


Carolinas Section of SPE
Mechanical EngineeringThe American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Society of Automotive Engineers
Piedmont-Carolinas Section

UNCA Collegiate Chapter, SAE
Nuclear EngineeringAmerican Nuclear SocietyNC Sections of ANS
Textile EngineeringSee ASME, Textile divisionNC State Student Organization
Native AmericansAmerican Indian Science and Engineering SocietyNo information
African AmericansNational Society of Black EngineersNo information
Hispanic AmericansSociety of Hispanic Professional EngineersRegion 7 of SHPE
WomenSociety of Women EngineersGreater Charlotte Section, SWE

NC State University Section, SWE

UNCA Student Chapter, SWE

NC State Resources in Western North Carolina

Office and LocationDescription of Activities
NC State University Engineering Programs Office
UNC Asheville Campus
Two-Plus-Two (2+2) Engineering Program

Joint Bachelor of Science in Engineering – Mechatronics Concentration degree

Regional Support Center for Engineering Online

Support of Engineering Online courses and degree programs
NC State University Minerals Research Lab
Research in the field of industrial minerals for corporate sponsors and public service projects

Website provides a useful overview page
Industry Expansion Solutions – IES
Available statewide
Online source of videotapes available on various subjects including Lean Manufacturing, FE and PE preparation and more

Industrial consultation available
Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Arden, Hickory, Kings Mountain and Waynesville
Provides a system of service and support for smaller manufacturers to become more globally competitive

Affiliated with the NC State College of Engineering Industrial Extension Service
Cooperative Extension Service – Information by County

Cooperative Extension – West District, Fletcher
Education, research and activities (4H) to assist farmers and gardeners of NC

Affiliated with NC State and NC A&T

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Other Resources in Western North Carolina

Office and LocationDescription of Activities
NC Arboretum
Asheville Milepost 393 of the Blue Ridge Parkway
An inter-institutional facility of the University of North Carolina System

A public garden and center for education, research, conservation and economic development
Botanical Gardens at Asheville
UNC Asheville Campus
A 10-acre botanical garden on the campus of UNC Asheville
UNC Asheville
A campus of the UNC System and host to NC State Engineering Programs at UNC Asheville

Designated the public liberal arts institution of the UNC System
UNC Charlotte
A campus of the UNC System
Appalachian State University
A campus of the UNC System
Western Carolina University
A campus of the UNC System