The purposes for which the Society is incorporated are educational, scientific, literary, and charitable, including but not limited to:
- The advancement of the science of engineering to enhance the welfare of humanity;
- The furtherance of education in the science of engineering by, among other things, the publication of scientific and technical papers, books, and other works and the conduct of conferences and other forums relating to the field;
- The maintenance of the highest standards of excellence in the educational fields relating to the science; and
- The exercise of such powers as permitted by law to organizations described in Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.