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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.



Student Engineering Competitions

AAES Member Societies and other organizations conduct student engineering competitions to spark enthusiasm in students (from grades K to college depending on the competition) for engineering while enhancing their skills in such areas as creativity, problem-solving, and teamwork. Click on the link below to view a list of student engineering competitions run by AAES Member Societies and others. If you have a student engineering competition you’d like added to this list, please email

State Department Science, Technology, and Innovation Experts Partnership (STIEP)

For the benefit of its member societies and to support the program's worthwhile purpose, AAES has partnered with the State Department's Science Technology and Innovation Expert Partnership (STIEP). The objective of STIEP is "to bring the best of American science, engineering, innovation, and technology to foreign audiences." Additional objectives include inspiring youth, especially young girls, to pursue STEM careers, and motivating the next generation of engineers to create solutions to shared global challenges. Program applicants must be U.S. citizens and should be effective communicators. If you are going to be traveling outside of the U.S. and are interested in STIEP participation, please contact AAES's Melissa Prelewicz or contact us online. She will discuss the application process with you and note the preferred submittal of about 6 weeks prior to travel.


  • AAES Diversity & Inclusion Policy Statement - Adopted by the AAES General Assembly, November 2016
  • November 2014 General Assembly MeetingAAES conducted a session focused on diversity and inclusion in engineering
  • Webinars: View past webinars on engineering workforce and diversity topics
  • Final report from the TMS diversity conference entitled "The First TMS Summit on Creating and Sustaining Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions (DMMM1)"
    • To address issues of diversity and inclusion in the profession, The Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society (TMS) held a unique event in July 2014 that engaged government, academic, and industrial participants in a variety of lectures, workshops, panel discussions, and training sessions on the topic.  To learn more about this AAES endorsed event and to view the final report, click here.

International Activities

  • WFEO Model Code of Practice for Sustainable Development and Environmental Stewardship
    The WFEO Model Code of Practice and its Interpretive Guide are intended to explain the link between ethics and professional practice by considering engineering in the wider context of sustainable development and environmental stewardship.
  • WFEO Supports ISO Anti-Bribery Management Systems Standard Initiative: At a meeting of the Anti-Corruption Standing Committee of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) held in Paris in December 2014, it was agreed that the Committee welcomes and supports the initiative of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to develop an international anti-bribery management systems standard ISO 37001. WFEO has been appointed as a liaison organization to the ISO project committee which is developing the standard and is participating in the drafting meetings. ISO 37001 will only get published if 75% of ISO member countries vote in favor at the 2016 vote. The Committee is urging its representatives from its member countries to contact their national standards bodies and encourage them to support the publication of ISO 37001 as soon as possible as a requirements standard. See below for more information:

Lifelong Learning

  • Educating Engineers to Meet Grand Challenges
    This initiative is focused on how to best prepare future U.S. engineers to meet the National Academy of Engineering's Grand Challenges over the course of their careers. U.S. engineering schools and professional engineering societies have committed to this effort.
  • Engineering Competency Model
    AAES and the U.S. Department of Labor have developed an Engineering Competency Model to serve as a guide for the development of the engineering workforce.
  • Re-Entry and Alternative Career Paths into the Engineering Profession 
    Learn about AAES’ MOU that supports professional societies’ commitment to re-entry and alternative career paths and view relevant presentations

Professional Licensure


The WFEO Model Code of Practice and its Interpretive Guide are intended to explain the link between ethics and professional practice by considering engineering in the wider context of sustainable development and environmental stewardship.

NAE Grand Challenges & AAES Memer Societies’ Efforts

The National Academy of Engineering has identified 14 Grand Challenges for engineering in the 21st century. AAES Member Societies work on projects relative to accomplishing the Grand Challenges. Some of these activities are linked to below. Also, learn more about Educating Engineers to Meet the Grand Challenges.




Cross-Societal Initiatives

Events & Education Session Presentations