|Engineering -- an endless frontier|
|Engineering professional societies|
|Since British engineers formed the Society of Civil Engineers in 1771, professional engineering societies proliferated. A count in 1963 listed 130 national-level societies in the United States alone. The National Academy of Engineering was founded in 1964. The following table provides the dates of origin and membership in 2000 for some professional societies, as described in their respective websites. ACS, APS, and MAA are not engineering societies but are included for comparison.|
*American Rocket Society (1930) and Institute of Aerospace Science (1932) merged to form AIAA in 1963. †American Institute of Electrical Engineering (1884) and Institute of Radio Engineers (1912) merged to form IEEE in 1963.
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