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
  • [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

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    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

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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

  • [Print Publication]

    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 organizations: ... 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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