Student Organizations

Institute of Industrial Engineers

IIE (National Web site) 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.

We invite anyone interested in the profession of Industrial Engineering to join us.

Dr. Gillian M. Nicholls
Faculty Advisor

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (National Web site) 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 and also meets monthly with the professional chapter in Huntsville. Other activities include: 

  • Plant tours
  • Speaker presentations
  • Fall Regional conference, all expenses paid. Last year it was in New Orleans, LA.

Dr. Sampson Gholston
Faculty Advisor

Industrial Engineering Honor Society

Alpha Pi Mu (National Web Site) was the brainchild of James T. French, who in 1949, was a senior industrial engineering student at Georgia Institute of Technology. Nine men, chosen through their affiliation with the Georgia Tech chapter of Tau Beta Pi constituted the original membership of Alpha Pi Mu. In 1959, full membership in the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) was attained. The major significance of Alpha Pi Mu's association with ACHS is that it is the only nationally accepted industrial engineering honor society. Chapters now exist in almost every major university which possesses an accredited industrial engineering department. While academic interests and abilities are required for membership the society's overall goals are much broader. The Georgia Tech engineers who led the initial developmental work wanted an organization to provide a common ground on which their outstanding young engineers could exchange ideas, and to provide experiences which could help their future professional development.

Dr. James Swain
Faculty Advisor