WelcomeWelcome to the Engineers' Club of Philadelphia! Since 1877, the Engineers' Club of Philadelphia has been a rallying point for engineers. It is one of the oldest professional clubs in the nation, and has developed a prestigious reputation as a place for professionals to be recognized and to expand their contacts. Over the years, the Club has had prominent engineers as members including Thomas A. Edison, Herbert Hoover and David Sarnoff. Nine presidents of the Franklin Institute have also been presidents of the Engineers' Club.
Engineering has become a very fragmented profession as there is no national overarching organization to provide a coordinated face for engineering. Two key aspects of our Vision and Mission are to provide coordination among the various engineering and technical societies and outreach to the general public and various student populations. We strive to be a resource for parents, educators, counselors, students, the public, and the media to help answer the question "What does an engineer do?" and related questions such as the education required. At the post-secondary level, we work with the local colleges and universities in supporting engineering students.
The Club's operations and programs are managed by a number of committees, each with a chair and multiple committee members, and supported by the staff.
We hope you will find information on this site that will be of use to you, whether you are a practicing engineer, student, parent, educator, or member of the general public. If you have any questions, please contact me via email or call (215) 985-5701.
Susan L. Best, PE