Reports

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.

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Memorial Tributes
  • This is the 21st Volume in the series Memorial Tributes compiled by the National Academy of Engineering as a personal remembrance of the lives and outstanding achievements of its members and foreign members. These volumes are intended to stand as an enduring record of the many contributions of ...
Past Volumes
NAE Annual Report
  • Provides details on the scope and depth of NAE work performed in 2016. These activities have been conceived and executed to pursue our goal of providing objective, independent advice to the federal government and the engineering community and to proactively promote the technological welfare of the nation.

  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-47850-2
    Copyright2018
    Autonomy is multidisciplinary, multicultural, and global in its development and applications. Autonomous vehicles rely on communications, artificial intelligence, sensors, virtual and enhanced reality, big data, security, and many other technologies. Each year the annual meeting of the National ...
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateJuly 31, 2018
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-47901-1
    Copyright2018
    On January 26, 2017, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), held a workshop in Washington, DC, on the engagement of engineering societies in undergraduate engineering education. Since then, the NAE has held a series of follow-up regional ...
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateJuly 31, 2018
  • Logo Institute
    On July 18–20, 2017, the third and largest Global Grand Challenges Summit was held in Washington, DC on the campus of George Washington University. Nearly 900 people attended, half of them undergraduate or graduate students from 150 universities/colleges.
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateJuly 30, 2018
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-47187-9
    Copyright2018
    On September 18, 2017, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) held a workshop to explore the possibility of a competition for undergraduate students based on the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering. The workshop brought together university faculty and administrators, representatives of ...
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateFebruary 5, 2018
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-46601-1
    Copyright2018
    This volume presents papers on the topics covered at the National Academy of Engineering's 2017 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. The ...
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateJanuary 22, 2018
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-47242-5
    Copyright2018
    Commercially significant amounts of crude oil and natural gas lie under the continental shelf of the United States. Advances in locating deposits, and improvements in drilling and recovery technology, have made it technically and economically feasible to extract these resources under harsh ...
    Authoring institutionNational Materials and Manufacturing Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academy of Engineering; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 2018
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-47180-0
    Copyright2018
    Late last year, the National Academy of Engineering convened a workshop on Preparing the Engineering and Technical Workforce for Adaptability and Resilience to Change. The workshop springs from the earlier NAE report Making Value for America which described the ongoing transformation in the way ...
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 2018
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-46466-6
    Copyright2017
    Engineering professional societies in the United States are engaged in a wide range of activities involving undergraduate education. However, these activities generally are not coordinated and have not been assessed in such a way that information about their procedures and outcomes can be shared. ...
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateDecember 12, 2017
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-45928-0
    Copyright2017
    This is the 21st Volume in the series Memorial Tributes compiled by the National Academy of Engineering as a personal remembrance of the lives and outstanding achievements of its members and foreign members. These volumes are intended to stand as an enduring record of the many contributions of ...
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateSeptember 26, 2017
  • Logo Institute
    Copyright2017
    The future rate and extent of sea level rise are highly uncertain, and responses to higher water levels will need to reflect this uncertainty. Sea level rise was a major topic of the annual meeting of the National Academy of Engineering on October 9–10, 2016, and the second day featured ...
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateAugust 31, 2017
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-46213-6
    Copyright2017
    On January 11–12, 2017, the National Academy of Engineering’s Center for Engineering Ethics and Society (CEES) held a workshop designed to help the engineering community identify institutional and cultural challenges to instilling ethics in engineering programs and to develop ...
    Authoring institutionCenter for Engineering, Ethics, and Society; National Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateJune 27, 2017
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-45618-0
    Copyright2017
    Teachers are typically not seen as education policy makers, but they possess the knowledge and information that can contribute to the development of effective policies.
    Authoring institutionTeacher Advisory Council; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Academy of Engineering; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateMarch 30, 2017
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-43771-4
    Copyright2017
    Engineering technologists and technicians play an important role in the nation’s technical workforce. Unfortunately, 1 in 3 employers say that they do not know the difference between a traditional engineer and someone with an engineering technology background.  A new report by The ...
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateFebruary 15, 2017
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-45036-2
    Copyright2017
    This volume presents papers on the topics covered at the National Academy of Engineering's 2016 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.
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 2017
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-45905-1
    Copyright2017
    The future security, economic growth, and competitiveness of the United States depend on its capacity to innovate. Major sources of innovative capacity are the new knowledge and trained students generated by U.S. research universities. However, many of the complex technical and societal problems ...
    Authoring institutionNational Materials and Manufacturing Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academy of Engineering; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 2017
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-44006-6
    Copyright2017
    Skilled technical occupations—defined as occupations that require a high level of knowledge in a technical domain but do not require a bachelor’s degree for entry—are a key component of the U.S. economy. In response to globalization and advances in science and technology, ...
    Authoring institutionBoard on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy; Board on Higher Education and Workforce; Board on Science Education; Policy and Global Affairs; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Academy of Engineering; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 2017
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-44980-9
    Copyright2017
    People’s desire to understand the environments in which they live is a natural one. People spend most of their time in spaces and structures designed, built, and managed by humans, and it is estimated that people in developed countries now spend 90 percent of their lives indoors. As people ...
    Authoring institutionBoard on Life Sciences; Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Health and Medicine Division; Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academy of Engineering; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 2017
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-46547-2
    Copyright2017
    The Planning Committee on Connector Reliability for Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Operations held the Workshop on Bolting Reliability for Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Operations in Washington, D.C., on April 10-11, 2017. The workshop was designed to advance and develop a comprehensive awareness of ...
    Authoring institutionNational Materials and Manufacturing Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academy of Engineering; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 2017
  • Logo Institute
    Copyright2017
    A diverse committee of experts from around the world, some of the most accomplished engineers and scientists of their generation, proposed the 14 challenges outlined in this booklet.
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 2017
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-43729-5
    Copyright2016
    This is the 20th Volume in the series Memorial Tributes compiled by the National Academy of Engineering as a personal remembrance of the lives and outstanding achievements of its members and foreign members. These volumes are intended to stand as an enduring record of the many contributions of ...
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateOctober 1, 2016