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.

About Us

News & Events

AAES has multiple events throughout the year.

Election Results from Nov. 5, 2015: Alyse Stofer was elected to assume the position of chair beginning Januay 1, 2016. Three new Board members were also elected.


The Engineering Competency Model has launched! AAES and the U.S. Department of Labor have developed a model for the engineering profession in order to help build a broader understanding of the knowledge and skills needed by engineers.


The National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave N. W.
Washington, D.C. 20148

April 18, 2016 to April 19, 2016


AAES' Engineering Workforce Commission monitors engineering job statistics that help universities, corporations, and government set salary, hiring, enrollment, and degree trends in the marketplace. Each year it publishes three major surveys regarded as the most accurate, objective, and timely reports about the engineering workforce: 

Latest Publication

The 2015 Engineering Salary Survey publication is available for purchase!

Check out our other publications: 
2014 Engineering & Technology Degrees
2013 Engineering & Technology Enrollments
2013 Engineering Salary Survey: Professional Income of Engineers
2012 Salaries of Engineers in Education

Working Groups

  • 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


Honoring People for their Contributions to Engineering and Society

National Engineering Award

Presented for leadership and devotion to the improvement of engineering education, the advancement of the engineering profession, and development of sound public policies.

Kenneth Andrew Roe Award

Recognizes an engineer who has been effective in promoting unity among the engineering societies.

Norm Augustine Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Communications

Presented to an engineer who has demonstrated the capacity for communicating the excitement and wonder of engineering.

John Fritz Medal

Presented for scientific or industrial achievement in any field of pure or applied science.

AAES Engineering Journalism Award

Recognizes outstanding reporting of an event or issue that furthers public understanding of engineering.

Joan Hodges Queaneau Palladium Medal

Recognizes an individual who encourages cooperation between engineering professionals and environmentalists to create innovative solutions to environmental problems.

AAES Chair's Award

Presented by the AAES Chair to recognize an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the welfare of our nation.

Nominate someone today!

Member Society Spotlight


ABET accredits college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology at the associate, bachelor, and master degree levels. With ABET accreditation, students, employers, and the society we serve can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.