Representing the interests of engineers across America
The American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) is a multidisciplinary organization of engineering societies dedicated to advancing the knowledge, understanding, and practice of engineering. AAES member societies represent the mainstream of U.S. engineering — engineers in industry, government, and academia.
Advancing the engineering profession's impact on the public good.
To serve as one voice for the U.S. engineering profession.
Honoring People for their Contributions to Engineering and Society
Presented for leadership and devotion to the improvement of engineering education, the advancement of the engineering profession, and development of sound public policies.
Recognizes an engineer who has been effective in promoting unity among the engineering societies.
Presented to an engineer who has demonstrated the capacity for communicating the excitement and wonder of engineering.
Presented for scientific or industrial achievement in any field of pure or applied science.
Recognizes outstanding reporting of an event or issue that furthers public understanding of engineering.
Recognizes an individual who encourages cooperation between engineering professionals and environmentalists to create innovative solutions to environmental problems.
Member Society Spotlight
AIChE, which was founded in 1908, fosters the development and dissemination of chemical engineering knowledge. Through its varied programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for information exchange on the frontiers of chemical engineering research in such areas as energy, sustainability, biological engineering, nanotechnology, and chemical plant safety and security.
View the April 2018 NAE-AAES Convocation of the Professional Engineering Societies archived webcast and presentations.
AAES has earned a 2016 ASAE Power of A Gold Award for the Engineering Competency Model. The award recognizes this intiative's efforts to create a competitive workforce.
Diversity Coalition Group
Purpose: to serve as a catalyst in the engagement, read more
Engineering Education Working Group
Purpose: a forum to discuss issues and opportunities, read more
Engineers Forum on Sustainability
Purpose: to promote the principles and practice of sustainable development, read more
International Activities Committee
Purpose: a forum for the timely coordination and development of policies and programs, read more
K-12 Working Group (STEM)
Purpose: to promote the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for students in kindergarten through high school (K-12), read more
Lifelong Learning Working Group
Purpose: to emphasize the urgency of a need to change the culture of lifelong learning among engineers in the U.S., read more
Professional Licensure Working Group
Purpose: a forum to discuss, as appropriate, issues related to licensure as a Professional Engineer, read more
AAES' Engineering Workforce Commission monitors engineering job statistics that help universities, corporations, and government set salary, hiring, enrollment, and degree trends in the marketplace.
The 2015 Engineering & Technology Degrees publication is available for purchase.