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.

Source
NAE
  • NAE 205
  • Other 1203
Areas of Interest
  • Competitiveness 5
  • Diversity 2
  • Education 16
  • Energy 2
  • Environment 3
  • Ethics 5
  • Healthcare 2
  • Honoring Engineers 4
  • Media and Journalism 0
  • Understanding Engineering 3
  • Other 170
Other
Sort By
Past Volumes
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
    ISBN978-0-309-45905-1
    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
    ISBN978-0-309-44971-7
    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
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN0-309-09216-7
    Copyright2004
    In the aftermath of catastrophes, it is common to find prior indicators, missed signals, and dismissed alerts, that is, precursors that might have signaled impending danger and even averted the catastrophes. This report of a National Academy of Engineering workshop in July 2003 documents ...
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 2004
  • 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
    ISBN978-0-309-25967-5
    Copyright2012
    Societies have sought to improve the outputs of their agricultural producers for thousands of years. Efforts to convey agricultural knowledge to farmers became known as extension services, a term adopted from programs at Oxford and Cambridge designed to extend the knowledge generated at ...
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering; United States Institute of Peace
    Publication DateNovember 1, 2012
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-26505-8
    Copyright2014
    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 ...
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateJuly 1, 2014
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-56404-5
    Copyright1987
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering and National Research Council
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 1987
  • 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
    ISBN978-0-309-54224-1
    Copyright2002
    Approaches to Improve Engineering Design examines the theories and techniques for decision making under conditions of risk, uncertainty, and conflicting human values. This report attempts not only to analyze existing tools but also to identify opportunities to establish a more rigorous ...
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering and National Research Council
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 2002
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-26213-2
    Copyright2012
    The ability of the US military to prevail during future conflicts, and to fulfill its humanitarian and other missions, depends on continued advances in the nation’s technology base. A workforce with robust science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) capabilities is critical for ...
    Authoring institutionDivision on Engineering and Physical Sciences; with Board on Higher Education and Workforce; Policy and Global Affairs Division; National Research Council and National Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateOctober 25, 2012
  • 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
    ISBN978-0-309-03738-9
    Copyright1987
    The U.S. national security export controls system--which was instituted to impede Soviet acquisition of high technology from the West--is both necessary and appropriate. Balancing the National Interest provides a thorough analysis of this controls system, examining the current system of laws, ...
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 1987
  • Logo Institute
    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
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-29427-0
    Copyright2013
    This report explores a range of options for improving implementation of the US Department of the Interior’s congressional mandate to require the use of best available safety technologies in offshore oil and gas operations. The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act calls on the Secretary of the ...
    Authoring institutionMarine Board; National Academy of Engineering; National Research Council
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 2013
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN0-309-10042-9
    Copyright2006
    Women scientists and engineers face barriers to success in every field of science and engineering. As a result, the country is deprived of an important source of talent. Without a transformation of academic institutions to bring down such barriers, the future vitality of the U.S. research base ...
    Authoring institutionCommittee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN0-309-10041-0
    Copyright2006
    In the last 40 years, the number of women studying science and engineering (S&E) has increased dramatically. Women now earn 51 percent of S&E bachelor’s degrees and 37 percent of PhDs, including 45 percent in biomedical fields. Nevertheless, the number of women (especially African ...
    Authoring institution Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy National Academy of Sciences National Academy of Engineering Institute of Medicine
  • 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
    Copyright2013
    The US health care enterprise can promote better health at lower cost by using a systems engineering approach that takes into account the ways people, processes, and organizations influence patient care. These elements are routinely poorly coordinated, leading to problems with the safety and ...
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering and Institute of Medicine
    Publication DateJuly 10, 2013
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN0-309-09643-X
    Copyright2005
    This joint study by the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine includes findings and recommendations for building a strong partnership between engineers and health care professionals to address the crises facing health care delivery in the United States. The report focuses ...
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering & Institute of Medicine
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 2005
  • 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