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Professional Societies

Connect with others in your field at conferences you attend; most of these societies offer extensive professional and leadership development opportunities, award or fellowship opportunities, travel grants, links to job postings, etc.


AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) internships

AAEES (American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists)

AAI (American Association of Immunologists)

AALAS (American Association for Laboratory Animal Science)

ACRP (Association for Clinical Research Professionals)

ACS (American Chemical Society)

AGU (American Geophysical Union)

AIBS (American Institute of Biological Sciences)

AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers)

AIMBE (American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering)

AIPG (American Institute of Professional Geologists)

AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society)

AChemS (Association for Chemoreception Sciences)

AMS (American Mathematical Society)

AMS (American Meteorological Society)

AOU (American Ornithologists' Union)

APS (American Physical Society)

APS (American Physiological Society)

APS (American Phytopathological Society)

ASA (American Society of Agronomy)

ASA (American Statistical Association)

ASAIO (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs)

ASAP (Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals)

ASBMB (American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)

ASCB (American Society for Cellular Biology)

ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education)

ASHG (American Society of Human Genetics)

ASHS (American Society for Horticultural Science)

ASM (American Society for Microbiology)

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)

ASPB (American Society of Plant Biologists)

ASPET (American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics)

American Society of Virology

AUTM (Association of University Technology Managers)

AWG (Association for Women Geoscientists)

AWIS (Association for Women in Science)

AWM (Association for Women in Mathematics)

Biophysical Society

BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society)

BSA (Botanical Society of America)

CSSA (Crop Science Society of America)

ES (Endocrine Society)

ESA (Entomological Society of America) 

FASEB (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology)

GSA (Geological Society of America)

Health Research Alliance (a collaborative of non-profits)

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

IFT (Institute of Food Technologists)

ISBE (International Society for Behavioral Ecology)

ISCE (International Society of Chemical Ecology)

LES (Licensing Executives Society)

NABR (National Association for Biomedical Research)

NAS (National Academies) includes the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council

NCGA (National Corn Growers Association)

NCURA (National Council of University Research Administrators)

NOBCChE (National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers)

NORDP (National Organization of Research Development Professionals)

NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers)

OSA (Optical Society of America)

oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

PDA (Parenteral Drug Association)

PSNA (Phytochemical Association of North America)

S4SN (Society for Social Neuroscience)

SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science)

SBN (Society for Behavioral Neuroscience)

SDB (Society for Developmental Biology)

SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry)

SFN (Society for Neuroscience)

SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics)

SICB (Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology)

Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Society)

SIVB (Society for In Vitro Biology)

SFN (Society for Neuroscience)

SMI (Society for Mucosal Immunology)

SOT (Society of Toxicology)

SPIE (International Society for Optical Engineering)

SSR (Society for the Study of Reproduction)

SSSA (Soil Science Society of America)

SWE (Society of Women Engineers)

WSSA (Weed Science Society of America)

there are many more engineering societies...and see this list at the NIH...but please send us your suggestions for inclusion


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