Important Message: The American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) is dissolving. The process is anticipated to be completed in 2020. This webpage will not be active once the dissolution is finalized.

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.

Vision – Advancing the engineering profession’s impact on the public good.

Mission – To serve as one voice for the U.S. engineering profession.

Awards - Honoring People for their Contributions to Engineering and Society

The American Association of Engineering Societies annually presents the following awards:

  • • National Engineering Award
  • • Kenneth Andrew Roe Award
  • • Norm Augustine Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Communications
  • • John Fritz Medal
  • • AAES Engineering Journalism Award
  • • Joan Hodges Palladium Medal
  • • AAES Chair’s Award

Awards Summary and Past Recipients

Notice of the new homes of these awards will be posted after dissolution approval.

Participation in the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO)

The United States now participates in WFEO through the Engineering Societies of America, LLC (ESA). Visit for further information.

Engineering Competency Model

AAES and the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) have developed an Engineering Competency Model (“the model”) to serve as a guide for the development of the engineering workforce. The model outlines the core competencies for advancement and success in the engineering profession.

Engineering Workforce Commission Publications

AAES EWC Has Ceased Collecting Data and Producing Publications

Since 1950 the AAES Engineering Workforce Commission (EWC) has collected and disseminated timely data on trends in the supply and demand for engineers, including enrollments, degrees awarded, and compensation statistics. However, the 2015 Engineering & Technology Degrees publication marked the final report that AAES EWC published.

We wish to express our gratitude for the cooperation of the hundreds of organizations that have provided data to the Commission over the years. To continue to receive valuable data and reports, we recommend contacting the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) at [email protected].

If you have any questions regarding AAES EWC research or publications, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can reach a customer service representative by calling 202-296-2237 or sending an email to [email protected].

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