The Institute of Industrial Engineers 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. The student chapter is committed to introducing the IE student to the profession through regular meetings where guest speakers discuss their role in the profession, pertinent topics in the field, or specific topics to help the student enter the profession like resume advice. The student chapter also offers plant tours so the student sees IE processes and improvements in action. The student chapter is strongly associated with the professional chapter through guest speakers, attendance at meetings, and monetary support. The Faculty Advisor for the UAH Student Chapter of IIE is Dr. Sampson Gholston. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world’s leading professional society supporting manufacturing education. Your membership gives you access to SME's home page where you can explore job opportunities, participate in technical forums, and communicate with manufacturing professionals throughout the world. The SME 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 the regional conference. The Faculty Advisor for the student chapter of SME is 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, 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. The Faculty Advisor is Dr. Bryan Mesmer.