About Us

Advancing the knowledge, understanding, and practice of engineering.

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.

The history of AAES starts in 1979 in New York. Today its office and staff are located in Reston, VA. AAES is a nonprofit organization that operates within a vision, mission, and engineers preamble.


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


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

Core  Values

Cooperation   •   Respect
Commitment   •  Integrity

Engineers Preamble

Engineering should be practiced with the highest degree of professionalism and ethics.

Engineering improves the quality of life and is a benefit to society.

Policymakers and the public benefit from an understanding and appreciation for the value of the engineer.

Engineers have an obligation to participate in public policy and public awareness.

Therefore, to maximize our effectiveness in public policy and public awareness, our member societies believe that we should work together and leverage our resources through AAES.

Our Members

Board of Directors


Alyse Stofer
AAES 2016-2017 Chair
2013 President, SWE

Randy Over, P.E.
AAES 2017 Vice Chair
2014 President, ASCE

At-Large Members

Elizabeth Bierman
2015 President, SWE

Gene L. Dinkins, P.E.
2012-2013 President, NCEES

Dr. Kenneth Galloway
2014 President, ASEE

Robert Lindeman
2012 President, ISA

J. Robert Sims
2014-2015 ASME President


Non Voting Members

Mark W. Woodson, P.E.
AAES Treasurer
2016 President, ASCE

AAES has four standing committees:

Audit Committee

Awards Committee

Finance Committee

Nominating Committee