Professional Societies and Activity Groups

MIT Lincoln Laboratory encourages staff to become involved in professional societies that advance their career development and to explore activities that enhance a work-life balance. Employees can find opportunities at the Laboratory for involvement in the following professional societies, employee resource and special interest/professional groups, and athletic leagues.

Professional Societies

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) Boston Chapter
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Order of the Engineer
  • Sigma Xi
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • SPIE – The International Society for Optical Engineering (originally called the Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers)
  • National Society of Black Engineers

Lincoln Laboratory-Sponsored Employee Resource Groups

Special Interest/Professional Groups

  • Concert Committee—a group dedicated to bringing onsite noontime concerts featuring a broad range of musical styles to the Laboratory community
  • Birds of a Feather—a group of professionals interested in learning more about technical communications, graphics, publishing, and associated subjects
  • Lincoln Laboratory Toastmasters Club—an onsite chapter of the international Toastmasters Club that specializes in improving members' presentation and leadership skills
  • Dance Interest Group—Employees in the group coordinate free dance lessons several times each year. These lessons are typically held at the Fitness Center at the Laboratory and include sessions in salsa, East Coast swing, and cha-cha.

Athletic Clubs

  • Bowling League
  • Cycle to Work Club
  • Golf League
  • Soccer Club
  • Softball Team
  • Tennis League
  • Summer Tennis League
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball Club


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