Studies and programs related to engineering and technology cut across the many operational units of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 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. Most reports are available as free PDFs.


Featured Reports
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    Educate to Innovate:

    Robust innovation in the United States is key to a strong and competitive industry and workforce. How is the United States preparing its students and workers to innovate and excel? What skills and attributes need to be nurtured? The aim of this project is to expand and improve the innovative ... Read More

    Author: National Academy of Engineering; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Release Date: January 1, 2015

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    The Past Half Century of Engineering---And a Look Forward:

    Engineering is poised to make an even greater contribution to society in the next half century than it has made in the past half century. At its annual meeting in September 2014, the National Academy of Engineering celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding. A highlight of the meeting was a ... Read More

    Author: National Academy of Engineering

    Release Date: April 27, 2015

  • [Print Publication]

    Making Value for America

    Making Value for America presents a roadmap to enhance the nation's capacity to pursue opportunities and adapt to transforming value chains. Read More

    Author: National Academy of Engineering

    Release Date: March 2, 2015

  • [Print Publication]

    Frontiers of Engineering 2014

    This volume presents papers on the topics covered at the National Academy of Engineering’s 2014 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. Every year the symposium brings together 100 outstanding young leaders in engineering to share their cutting-edge research and innovations in selected areas. ... Read More

    Author: National Academy of Engineering

    Release Date: January 30, 2015

  • [Print Publication]

    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