Alpha Pi Mu (APM)

APM is one of the most recognized societies in the field of industrial engineering. It identifies its members as being the top of their class.

APM at NC State promotes the field of industrial engineering through:

  • Monthly meetings
  • Guest speakers
  • Information sessions
  • Community service
  • Social activities

Moreover, we invite you to interact with your peers and form relationships that last beyond college. Potential employers see us as leaders which let us bring our high level of academic achievement to the workforce. So it’s no surprise that we have succeeded in industry. Just ask Edward Woolard, CEO of Dupont Industries and a member of the Alpha Rho Chapter at NCSU in 1956.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Julie Ivy

Alpha Pi Mu at NC State Website

American Society for Quality (ASQ)

ASQ is a community of accredited professionals with almost 80,000 global members. Their focus is on the advancement of quality practices, technologies, and principles.

As a member of our Raleigh ASQ Student Chapter, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Enhance your resume
  • Receive annual scholarships
  • Network with accredited professionals
  • Be a leader in your school and workplace
  • Improve quality in your desired field
  • And much more

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ola Harrysson

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Engineering Ambassadors (EA)

The goal of the Engineering Ambassadors organization is high-quality service throughout the College of Engineering, the development of leadership skills, as well as personal and professional growth. Engineering Ambassadors are involved with activities related to recruiting, student retention, and promotion of the goals of the First Year Engineering Program and the College of Engineering.

Director: Brian Koehler

Engineering Ambassador at NC State Website

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)

HFES is an international organization that brings researchers and professionals together for the discovery and exchange of human factors and ergonomics knowledge.

Each semester NC State’s HFES student organization hosts a variety of events including:

  • Guest speakers
  • Professional networking events
  • Tours of local industry research labs

We also have joint events with the State of North Carolina HFES Chapter and companies like Lenovo, SAS, and John Deere. Also, we maintain a resource library. It includes books, software and career opportunities which are available to you anytime.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Chris Mayhorn

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Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

INFORMS is the world’s largest organization for advanced analytics professionals. It focuses on providing data analytics and operations research information, training and best practices for its members and industry at large.

NC State’s Student Chapter of INFORMS is for graduate and undergraduate students. If your interests lie in the operations research and management science fields, INFORMS is for you.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Yunan Liu

INFORMS at NC State Website

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)

IIE is the world’s largest professional society dedicated to supporting the industrial engineering profession. It is perfect for individuals involved with improving quality and productivity.

The NC State IISE student chapter connects you to industrial engineering beyond NC State. As a member of our chapter, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Make valuable professional connections
  • Attend academic conferences
  • Sit in on company presentations
  • Land an internship or job!

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kanton Reynolds

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National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

The NCSU Region 2 student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is dedicated to fulfilling its mission of increasing the number of black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. NSBE has a long tradition of programs geared toward the successful recruitment, retention, and graduation of black engineers. See their parent organization.

National Society of Black Engineers at NC State Website


SME has served the manufacturing industry for more than 80 years. They promote advanced manufacturing technology and developing a skilled workforce. They work with manufacturers to share knowledge and resources to solve industry demands.

NC State’s SME student chapter gives you the opportunity to:

  • Take manufacturing plant tours
  • Network with upperclassmen and professors
  • Build lifelong friendships
  • And, it looks great on your resume!

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rohan Shirwaiker

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Society for Health Systems (SHS)

The purpose of the Society for Health Systems (SHS) is to promote the use and awareness of systems engineering, analysis, and process improvement in the healthcare field by providing appropriate education and career opportunities to NC State students. This organization is a committee that operated under IISE but focuses specifically on Health Systems Engineering. See parent organization.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Julie Ivy

SHS at NC State Website

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. NC State SWE sponsors programs focused on women’s issues in engineering and works to encourage K-12 girls to have an interest in engineering and science. See parent organization.

SWE at NC State Website