The Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) is the world's largest professional membership society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. UAH's student chapter is committed to introducing industrial engineering students to the profession through regular meetings where guest speakers discuss their role in the profession, pertinent topics in the field, or specific topics (e.g., resume advice) to help the student enter the profession. The student chapter also offers plant tours to enable students to see industrial engineering processes and improvements in action. UAH's student chapter is strongly associated with the professional chapter through guest speakers, attendance at meetings, and monetary support. Faculty advisor: Dr. Sampson Gholston. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is the world’s leading professional society supporting manufacturing education. Membership includes access to SME's website, which enables students to explore job opportunities, participate in technical forums, and communicate with manufacturing professionals throughout the world. UAH's student chapter has monthly meetings on campus, and also meets monthly with the professional chapter in Huntsville. Other activities include plant tours, speaker presentations, and SME's regional conference. Faculty advisor: Dr. Sampson Gholston. The Alpha Pi Mu Honor Society aims to "confer recognition upon students of industrial and systems engineering who have shown exceptional academic interest and abilities in their field, encourage the advancement and quality of industrial and systems engineering education, and unify the student body of the industrial engineering department in presenting its needs and ideals to the faculty." The organization aims to recognize top junior and senior industrial engineering students for their academic achievements, increase professional development among members, and promote networking among faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students. Faculty advisor: Dr. Bryan Mesmer. The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), With more than 30,000 members around the world, is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States. NSBE's mission is "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community." The organization is dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development activities, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more. Faculty advisor: Dr. Sampson Gholston.