Publications

Studies and programs related to engineering and technology cut across the many operational units of the National Academies, including those of the NAE, NAS, IOM, and NRC. The results of these activities are published as reports and proceedings that add to the growing body of knowledge on engineering and technology practice and policy.

You can order these publications or read them online at the website of the National Academies Press, the publishing arm of the National Academies. Most reports are available as free PDFs.

 

Featured Reports
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    Making a World of Difference:

    A book celebrating engineering’s significance to our health, happiness, and safety, as well as its promise for meeting the society’s challenges in the years to come. Read More

    Author: National Academy of Engineering

    Release Date: September 12, 2014

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    The Climate Change Educational Partnership: Climate Change, Engineered Systems, and Society

    This report summarizes three workshops on the interactions of climate change with engineered systems in society and the educational efforts needed to address them. The report includes discussion on defining the problems; examining sociotechnical responses; cross cutting issues such as governance, sustainability, justice, trust, and public engagement; informal and formal education efforts, and perspectives from educators, engineering professional societies, business and industry, policy makers, and Native Americans. Read More

    Author: National Academy of Engineering

    Release Date: August 28, 2014

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    Surmounting the Barriers:

    Surmounting the Barriers: Ethnic Diversity in Engineering Education is the summary of a workshop held in September 2013 to take a fresh look at the impediments to greater diversification in engineering education. The workshop brought together educators in engineering from two- and ... Read More

    Author: National Academy of Engineering; American Society for Engineering Education

    Release Date: July 20, 2014

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    Advancing Diversity in the US Industrial Science and Engineering Workforce:

    Thousands of gifted individuals, including women and underrepresented minorities, remain a disproportionally small fraction of those in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. Industry, as the largest employer category of those with STEM backgrounds, stands to benefit ... Read More

    Author: National Academy of Engineering

    Release Date: July 1, 2014

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    Livable Cities of the Future:

    At the beginning of the 20th century an estimated five percent of the world's population lived in cities. Today, half the world's population is urbanized. Urban sustainability is multifaceted and encompasses security, economics, environment and resources, health, and quality of life. It can be ... Read More

    Author: National Academy of Engineering; NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

    Release Date: May 15, 2014

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    The Importance of Engineering Talent to the Prosperity and Security of the Nation:

    The quality of engineering in the United States will only be as good as the quality of the engineers doing it. The recruitment and retention of talented young people into engineering therefore need to be top national priorities, given the crucial importance of engineering to our prosperity, ... Read More

    Author: National Academy of Engineering

    Release Date: January 1, 2014

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    STEM Integration in K-12 Education

    Education in the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is widely considered vital to US innovation capacity and successful employment, including jobs beyond the STEM fields. But historically, US K–12 STEM education has focused on the individual subjects, ... Read More

    Author: National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council

    Release Date: March 6, 2014

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    Frontiers of Engineering:

    This volume presents 13 papers from the National Academy of Engineering’s US Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) Symposium held in September 2013. These annual meetings bring together 100 outstanding engineers (ages 30 to 45) to exchange information about leading-edge technologies in a range of ... Read More

    Author: National Academy of Engineering

    Release Date: January 1, 2014

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