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Professional Societies

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Professional societies are an important part of the educational experience. They are sources of scholarships, mentoring, social support and leadership training to further prepare students for successful careers.

AISESAmerican Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) is a national, nonprofit organization which nurtures building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values. Through its educational programs, AISES provides opportunities for American Indians and Native Alaskans to pursue studies in science, engineering, and technology arenas. The trained professionals then become technologically informed leaders within the Indian community. AISES' ultimate goal is to be a catalyst for the advancement of American Indians and Native Alaskans as they seek to become self-reliant and self-determined members of society.

NSBENational Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is the largest student ran organization in the nation. It's mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. NSBE promotes academic and technical excellence while giving students the opportunity to develop professionally.

SASESociety of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE's) mission is to prepare Asian heritage scientists and engineers for success in the global business world; celebrate diversity on campuses and in the workplace; provide opportunities for members to make contributions to their local communities. SASE membership is open to men and women of all ethnic backgrounds.

SHPESociety of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) promotes the development of Hispanics in engineering, science and other technical professions to achieve educational excellence, economic opportunity and social equity.

SWESociety of Women Engineers (SWE) is a non-profit educational and service organization of graduate engineers and women and men with equivalent engineering experience. The objectives of SWE are to inform young women, their parents, counselors, and the general public, of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers and the opportunities open to them, to assist women in readying themselves for a return to active work after temporary retirement, to serve as a center of information on women in engineering and, encourage women engineers to attain high levels of education and professional achievement.

Unconventional Professionals (UP) is an organization meant to provide networking opportunities as well as a social atmosphere for people of any heritage or orientation. Goals include creating a positive impact on our campus and bolstering the confidence of students throughout their college career to provide a community feel, and opportunities for students to network and to prepare them for their roles in the world wide workplace through different professional events.

Minority Association of Pre-Health Students  (MAPS)  is an organization dedicated to prepare students on their path towards their profession, foster a community of medically competent individuals, and help students become beacons in their community through service and leadership. MAPS chapters can be found all over the country and are associated with Student National Medical Association (SNMA), which is the graduate level of the organization. The chapter at Clarkson University has a host chapter as well, which is State University of New York Upstate Medical University.  This provides our members the ability to network with admission officers, current students in the graduate level of their career and health professionals.