Catalogue 2016 - 2017

Professional Societies

American Marketing Association (AMA). Western New England University is home to one of the 400 collegiate chapters of the American Marketing Association. The mission of the Collegiate Chapters Division of the AMA is to be the world’s leading professional student organization by furthering the professional development of students through leadership, training, and involvement in the field of marketing.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The Western New England University student section of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers was established for the purpose of advancement and dissemination of knowledge of the theory and practice of mechanical engineering, the presentation of a proper perspective of engineering work, and the opportunity to become acquainted with the personnel and activities of the Society, as well as the promotion of professional awareness and fellowship.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Organized as a student chapter, the Association for Computing Machinery seeks to promote a working knowledge of computer science. Design, construction, and language of modern computing machinery are within the interests of the club. Additional goals of the chapter are to promote professionalism and ethical use of computing and information resources. Affiliate membership is offered to any student and full membership is likewise available, provided the student is also a member of the national organization.

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). The Biomedical Engineering Society is a national organization of biomedical engineers. The mission of the student branch of the BMES at Western New England University is to provide students the opportunity to learn about the field of biomedical engineering. Through participation in the chapter, students are exposed to the many diverse aspects of the field as well as opportunities for education and employment after graduation. The chapter accomplishes this mission through invited guest speakers, plant and clinic tours, a trip to the Annual Meeting of the BMES, and a trip to the Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference. Additionally, students are encouraged to submit papers into regional and national competitions sponsored by the BMES. Beyond these experiences, the chapter offers students opportunities for community involvement and social activity.

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers is the world’s largest professional engineering society. The Western New England University student branch provides the electrical engineering student with a means of establishing a sense of professional awareness and identity. It has proven itself to be valuable in helping students make important career decisions. It also provides students with a medium for entering student paper competitions at local, regional, and national levels. A strong tie exists between the local professional chapter and the student branch at the University.

Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). The objective of the Western New England University student chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers is to promote the profession of industrial engineering through affiliation with the national organization. Activities include discussion of professional opportunities; field trips to employment sites; research; and becoming acquainted with the ideals, purposes, and lifestyle typical of those in the profession. The student chapter brings the classroom experience to life.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE). The student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers was established to serve as a support group and provide career guidance to women engineering students. The student chapter of SWE sponsors panel discussions and lectures given by women engineers focusing on the special needs and problems of women engineers in industry. The students also attend seminars, mini-conferences, and meetings of the National Society of Women Engineers Hartford Section and Boston Section. The SWE chapter has also established a mentorship program with women engineers in local industry.

Student Chapter of the Northeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America. The student chapter of the Northeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America provides a forum for students to discuss and plan careers in mathematics and the mathematical sciences; to present student papers at the local, regional, and national levels; and to participate in a national problem-solving contest. Moreover, students are encouraged to attend mathematics conferences, subscribe to journals through the MAA, and to participate in many of the activities during Math Awareness Week each year. The chapter is established to expose students to many areas in mathematics and to all the career options open to mathematicians. Membership is available to any student who is a member of the national organization.