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The American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) is dissolving. The process is anticipated to take until early 2020.  This website will not be active once the dissolution is finalized. 


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.


Committee and Engineering Competency Model


  • International Activities Committee

Purpose: IntAC shall serve as the principal forum for the timely coordination and development of policies and programs affecting both the professional and technical practice of engineering in the international arena. read more.

  • Engineering Competency Model

AAES and the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) have developed of an Engineering Competency Model ("the model") to serve as a guide for the development of the engineering workforce. The model outlines the core competencies for advancement and success in the engineering profession, read more