Engineers Week Sponsors and Supporting Technical Societies of the Chattanooga Area
(Listed in alphabetical order)
ASCE = American Society of Civil Engineers
Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like bridges, roads, canals, dams and buildings.
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE’s Mission is to provide essential value to members and partners, advance civil engineering, and serve the public good. In carrying out that mission, ASCE:
- Advances technology
- Encourages lifelong learning
- Promotes professionalism and the profession
- Develops civil engineer leaders
- Advocates infrastructure and environmental stewardship
ASEE = American Society for Engineering Education
Engineers use their imagination and analytical skills to invent, design, and build things that matter. They are team players with independent minds. Engineers are changing the world all the time by dreaming up creative and practical solutions.
ASEE is a non-profit organization which brings together engineering educators from all of the engineering and engineering technology fields to collaborate on solutions to promote excellence in instruction, research, public service, and practice.
Founded initially as the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education (SPEE) in 1893, the society was created at a time of great growth in American higher education. In 1862, Congress passed the Morrill Land-Grant Act, which provided money for states to establish public institutions of higher education. These institutions focused on providing practical skills, especially “for the benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts.” As a result of increasingly available higher education, more Americans started entering the workforce with advanced training in applied fields of knowledge. However, they often lacked grounding in the science and engineering principles underlying this practical knowledge.
ASME = American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.
American Society for Quality BASF Chemicals Co.
Chattanooga Engineers Club
This local club was founded in 1924 to promote the exchange of ideas and technical knowledge among engineers working in and around Chattanooga, Tennessee. It meets second Mondays for lunch with a technical speaker on a wide variety of topics of interest to most engineers. On fourth Mondays, it tours a local engineering facility and about one or two times a month it participates in a joint meeting with professional society chapters, educational institutions, & civic organizations.
Chattanooga Technology Council
The Chattanooga Technology Council Inc., a nonprofit organization, promotes the growth of technology in business and education throughout the greater Chattanooga area. Membership is open to individuals, companies, nonprofit organizations and educational facilities.
Electric Power Board
Powering the Chattanooga area, EPB, also known as the Electric Power Board of Chattanooga is one of America’s largest publicly owned electric power distributors. With a 100% fiber optic network as its backbone, EPB’s next-generation automated Smart Grid system offers exceptionally reliable electric power service and the communications capabilities to both reduce the impact of power outages and allow customers greater control of their electric power usage. The fiber optic network also provides the local community with Gigabit speed Internet access as well as television and telephone service. EPB is one of a number of local power distributors that support school robotics programs and competitions.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE’s highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.
IEEE creates an environment where members collaborate on world‐changing technologies –from computing and sustainable energy systems, to aerospace, communications, robotics, healthcare, and more. The strategic plan of IEEE is driven by an envisioned future that realizes the full potential of the role of IEEE in advancing technology for humanity. The IEEE Brand Identity Toolkit explains the basic usage rules for all corporate identity elements and how to utilize them to create powerful and consistent communications pieces.
Learning Blade® introduces students to STEM career opportunities and technologies through an entertaining game-based format. In this student-ready web-based system, the student pursues engaging missions that solve a problem such as helping an injured dolphin, building an orphanage after a major earthquake, or solving energy and transportation needs in a new city. The activities contain exercises linked to academic standards. This provides the teacher with valuable feedback on student skills, while demonstrating the relevance of academic skills in real-life contexts.
Million Women Mentors – TN
The Million Women Mentors® (MWM) movement supports the engagement of millions of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) mentors (male and female) to increase the interest and confidence of girls and women to persist and succeed in STEM programs and careers by 2020. MWM is the movement that aims to change the face of women and girls, their career choices and advancement.
Headquartered in Nokia, Finland and with production plants in Finland and Russia, Nokian Tyres Oyj produces tires for cars, trucks, buses, and heavy-duty equipment. The company recently broke ground on its $360 million manufacturing facility in Dayton, Tennessee marking the start of the building work of their third factory. The new plant will service customers across the United States and Canada, concentrating on the production of North American-specific car and light truck all-season tires. The first tires will be produced in the new plant in 2020. Overall, the plant will focus on the increasing range of North American-specific car and light truck tires. Total manufacturing capacity of 4 million tires a year are expected by 2022.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is an American multiprogram science and technology national laboratory sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. The laboratory is home to several of the world’s top supercomputers including Titan, the world’s fifth most powerful supercomputer. It is also a leading neutron science and nuclear energy research facility that includes the Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor. ORNL hosts the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, the BioEnergy Science Center and the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light-Water Reactors.
Project Management Institute
Project Management Institute is a professional association that focuses on project management. It provides a forum for the free exchange of project management problems, solutions and applications; coordinates industrial and academic research efforts; helps develop common terminology and techniques to improve communications; provides interface between users and suppliers of hardware and software systems; and provides guidelines for instruction and career development in the field of project management. It offers eight Project Management Professional certifications that recognize knowledge and competency in the subject.
SME = Society of Manufacturing Engineers
SME: Where Manufacturing Comes Together
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world’s leading professional society advancing manufacturing knowledge and influencing more than half a million manufacturing practitioners annually. Through its communities, publications, expositions and professional development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and keeps manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies. Headquartered in Michigan, the Society has members in more than 70 countries and represents manufacturing practitioners across all industries.
SWE = Society of Women Engineers
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders. Founded in 1950, SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career for women through an exciting array of training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, outreach and advocacy activities, and much more.
TSPE – Chattanooga Chapter of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers
TSPE is a professional association with about 1000 individual members including professional (licensed) engineers, engineering associates, engineering interns, and engineering students. TSPE members represent all technical disciplines and all practice areas including construction, education, industry, government, and private practice.
TSPE is organized geographically into seven local chapters: Chattanooga, Knoxville, Lakeway, Memphis, Nashville, Tullahoma, and Upper East (Tri-Cities).
Tennessee Valley Authority
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power companies serving nine million people in parts of seven southeastern states. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation. TVA supports robotics programs in over 500 schools, serving over 10,000 students across the Tennessee Valley. In the 2017-2018 school year, TVA will sponsor more than 60 robotics competitions.
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) is a public university – one of three universities and two other affiliated institutions in the University of Tennessee System. UTC is best known for its nationally ranked Engineering and Business programs, and Nursing, English, Chemistry, Accounting, Psychology, Music, and Education departments. The university offers over 140 undergraduate majors and concentrations, and over 50 undergraduate minors. It also offers nearly 100 graduate programs.