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 ...
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Featured Reports
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
    ISBN978-0-309-46466-6
    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
    ISBN978-0-309-45036-2
    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
    ISBN978-0-309-44971-7
    Copyright2016
    Out of concern for the state of engineering in the United States, the National Science Foundation (NSF) created the Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) with the goal of improving engineering research and education and helping to keep the United States competitive in global markets. Since the ERC ...
    Authoring institutionNational Materials and Manufacturing Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academy of Engineering; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateSeptember 22, 2016
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    Copyright2016
    ABET (formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredits programs in engineering, engineering technology, applied science, and computing at colleges and universities around the world. On February 16, 2016, the National Academy of Engineering hosted a forum to discuss ...
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateJune 24, 2016
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-43896-4
    Copyright2016
    Engineering has long gravitated toward great human ambitions: navigation of the oceans, travel to the moon and back, Earth exploration, national security, industrial and agricultural revolutions, communications, and transportation. Some ambitions have been realized, some remain unfulfilled, ...
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateApril 25, 2016
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    ISBN978-0-309-39085-9
    Copyright2016
    This publication presents 25 activities and programs that are exemplary in their approach to infusing ethics into the development of engineering students. It is intended to serve as a resource for institutions of higher education seeking to enhance their efforts in this area.
    Authoring institutionCenter for Engineering Ethics and Society; National Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateFebruary 18, 2016
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    ISBN978-0-309-39098-9
    Copyright2016
    Nearly 40 percent of the students entering 2- and 4-year postsecondary institutions indicated their intention to major in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in 2012. But the barriers to students realizing their ambitions are reflected in the fact that about half of those with ...
    Authoring institutionBoard on Science Education; Policy and Global Affairs; National Academy of Engineering; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 2016
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    ISBN978-0-309-37953-3
    Copyright2016
    This volume presents papers on the topics covered at the National Academy of Engineering's 2015 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 1, 2016
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-37720-1
    Copyright2015
    This is the 19th 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 associates. These volumes are intended to stand as an enduring record of the many contributions of ...
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateOctober 1, 2015
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    ISBN978-0-309-36901-5
    Copyright2015
    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 ...
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateApril 27, 2015
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-32653-7
    Copyright2015
    Making Value for America presents a roadmap to enhance the nation's capacity to pursue opportunities and adapt to transforming value chains.
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateMarch 2, 2015
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-30403-0
    Copyright2015
    SMART Vaccines—Strategic Multi-Attribute Ranking Tool for Vaccines—is a prioritization software tool developed by the Institute of Medicine that utilizes decision science and modeling to help inform choices among candidates for new vaccine development. A blueprint for this ...
    Authoring institutionBoard on Population Health and Public Health Practice; Board on Global Health; Institute of Medicine; National Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateFebruary 20, 2015
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-31461-9
    Copyright2015
    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. ...
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateJanuary 30, 2015