Memphis-Area Joint Engineers Council (MJEC) is an umbrella organization for the 17 engineering societies and educational institutions in the Memphis area. MJEC includes all members of the participating organizations and is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of representatives from each organization.
The Council was established in 1960 as the Memphis Joint Engineering Societies. The name was changed to Memphis Joint Engineer's Council by a charter from the state of Tennessee dated November 16, 1970. In late 2003, the name was changed to Memphis-Area Joint Engineers Council to recognize that because of its participating organizations, MJEC has membership in Memphis, Shelby County, West Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.
MJEC was organized:
To advance the art and science of engineering and surveying for the general welfare of mankind and to promote and conduct various activities to this end, specifically during the period known as National Engineers Week, celebrated at the time of George Washington's birthday. Our nation's first president was a military engineer and a land surveyor.
To promote cooperation among the various branches of engineering, surveying, and science
To develop recommendations regarding public policies wherein the application of the art and science of engineering will contribute to the general welfare of mankind
To foster public recognition of the engineering profession
To maintain a high professional standard among its members
To work for the advancement of engineering education
To provide a medium for cooperative action by its member societies on matters beyond the scope of their individual organizations