Representing the interests of engineers across America

The American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) is a multidisciplinary organization of engineering societies dedicated to advancing the knowledge, understanding, and practice of engineering. AAES member societies represent the mainstream of U.S. engineering — engineers in industry, government, and academia.


Advancing the engineering profession's impact on the public good.


To serve as one voice for the U.S. engineering profession.

About Us


Honoring People for their Contributions to Engineering and Society

National Engineering Award

Presented for leadership and devotion to the improvement of engineering education, the advancement of the engineering profession, and development of sound public policies.

Kenneth Andrew Roe Award

Recognizes an engineer who has been effective in promoting unity among the engineering societies.

Norm Augustine Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Communications

Presented to an engineer who has demonstrated the capacity for communicating the excitement and wonder of engineering.

John Fritz Medal

Presented for scientific or industrial achievement in any field of pure or applied science.

AAES Engineering Journalism Award

Recognizes outstanding reporting of an event or issue that furthers public understanding of engineering.

Joan Hodges Queaneau Palladium Medal

Recognizes an individual who encourages cooperation between engineering professionals and environmentalists to create innovative solutions to environmental problems.

AAES Chair's Award

Presented by the AAES Chair to recognize an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the welfare of our nation.

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Member Society Spotlight


AIChE, which was founded in 1908, fosters the development and dissemination of chemical engineering knowledge. Through its varied programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for information exchange on the frontiers of chemical engineering research in such areas as energy, sustainability, biological engineering, nanotechnology, and chemical plant safety and security. 


News & Events

AAES has multiple events throughout the year.

View the April 2018 NAE-AAES Convocation of the Professional Engineering Societies archived webcast and presentations.

AAES has earned a 2016 ASAE Power of A Gold Award for the Engineering Competency Model. The award recognizes this intiative's efforts to create a competitive workforce.

Program Committees

  • Diversity Coalition Group

    Purpose: to serve as a catalyst in the engagement, read more

  • Engineering Education Working Group

    Purpose: a forum to discuss issues and opportunities, read more

  • Engineers Forum on Sustainability

    Purpose: to promote the principles and practice of sustainable development, read more

  • International Activities Committee

    Purpose: a forum for the timely coordination and development of policies and programs, read more

  • K-12 Working Group (STEM)

    Purpose: to promote the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for students in kindergarten through high school (K-12), read more 

  • Lifelong Learning Working Group

    Purpose: to emphasize the urgency of a need to change the culture of lifelong learning among engineers in the U.S., read more

  • Professional Licensure Working Group

    Purpose: a forum to discuss, as appropriate, issues related to licensure as a Professional Engineer,  read more