MEP supports the following professional societies:
American Indian Science and Engineering Society
The Colorado School of Mines chapter of American Indian Science and Engineering Society is a non-profit national organization that represents American Indians and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science, and other related technology disciplines. The mission of AISES is to substantially increase the representation of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science, and other related technology disciplines. Through the quality and reach of its programs and the longevity and devoted commitment of its “family,” AISES is the undisputed leader in STEM opportunity in Indian Country. Members from over 200 tribal nations are represented within AISES, and AISES enjoys the support and partnership of corporate, government, academic, and tribal decision-makers.
National Society of Black Engineers
The National Society of Black Engineers is dedicated to the success of African-American engineering students and professionals. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development activities, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more. NSBE comprises 394 active chapters — 242 collegiate, 70 professional and 82 pre-collegiate — located in six geographic regions. NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”
The NSBE torch symbolizes the organization’s everlasting, burning desire to achieve success in this competitive society and to effect positive change in the quality of life of all people. The goal of the Society is to replicate its mission and vision in countries around the world, creating a global network of Black engineers, scientists and technologists. NSBE has accomplished more for Black engineering students than any other organization in the world.
Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
oSTEM is a national society dedicated to educating and fostering leadership for LGBTQA communities in the STEM fields. The Mines Chapter of oSTEM, formerly GLBTA Engineers: Sigma Lambda, is a community driven club in place to give support to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students at Mines. We hold events for both out members, as well as to educate the Mines campus.
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers’ mission is to prepare Asian heritage scientists and engineers for success in the global business world, celebrate diversity on campuses and in the workplace, and to provide opportunities for members to make contributions to their local communities. SASE membership is open to men and women of all ethnic backgrounds.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers was founded in Los Angeles, California in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community.
The concept of Networking was the key basis for the organization. SHPE quickly established two student chapters to begin the network that would grow to encompass the nation as well as reach other countries. Today, SHPE enjoys a strong but independent network of professionals and student chapters throughout the nation.
Mission: SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development.
Vision: SHPE’s vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers.