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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    Career Choices of Female Engineers:

    Despite decades of government, university, and employer efforts to close the gender gap in engineering, women make up only 11 percent of practicing engineers in the United States. What factors influence women graduates’ decisions to enter the engineering workforce and either stay in or leave ... Read More

    Author: Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine; Policy and Global Affairs; National Research Council; National Academy of Engineering

    Release Date: October 3, 2014

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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:

    This report 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 four-year colleges and staff from the three sponsoring ... 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 women and underrepresented minorities remain a disproportionally small fraction of those in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers, and industry, the largest employer category of those with STEM backgrounds, stands to benefit considerably from their greater ... Read More

    Author: National Academy of Engineering

    Release Date: July 1, 2014

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    Livable Cities of the Future:

    With half the world’s population living in cities, urban sustainability—encompassing security, economics, environment and resources, health, and quality of life—is of ever greater importance. George Bugliarello was a pioneer and champion of urban sustainability, and to honor his ... 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. Given the crucial importance of engineering to US prosperity, security, health, and well-being, the recruitment and retention of talented young people into engineering should be top ... 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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