Engineers Forum on Sustainability

Engineers Forum on Sustainability (EFS) is a working group of the American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES): AAAS, AIChE, AIME, ASCE, ASEE, ASME, IEEE and RNRF. EFS is also supported by AIChE's Institute for Sustainability.

The mission of the Forum, established in 1997, is "to help promote the principles and practice of sustainable development."

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Past Workshops

Engineering Solutions for Sustainability: Materials & Resources (ESS:M&R) Symposium

Engineering Strategies for a Sustainable Food Supply Chain 

2014 Natural Gas Workshop

2013 Water Workshop

Sustainable Supply Chain Design (SSCD) Scientific Workshop

UN Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda

The United Nations is in the process of defining a post-2015 development agenda, which includes sustainable development goals. Webcasts are available for many of the meetings held monthly in preparation for the Summit in September 2015. Click here to learn more, or contact us at if you would like to engage in this effort.


AAAS Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences

Posted by Derrick Wu on
The objective of the Mason Award is to kick-start the research career of promising future senior investigators in the chemical sciences. The Fund will provide four grants of $50,000 every other year to women researchers engaged in basic research in the chemical sciences. Proposals are due Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

Recent Events

10th World Congress on Engineering Education (WCEE2015)

Thursday, October 29-30, 2015, 9:00am EET
Posted by Derrick Wu
The theme of the Congress is: Engineering Education for Sustaainable Development. This Congress is organized by the World Federation of Engineering Organizations - Committee of Education in Engineering (WFEO-CEIE) in collaboration with the Federation of Lebanese Engineers (FLE), the American...Read more

Food Energy Water Nexus Workshop

Wednesday, October 7-9, 2015, 11:00am EDT
Posted by Lucy Alexander
Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), this 2½ day workshop united experts in systems analysis and metrics to identify research needs and challenges to understanding the nexus along with the associated tradeoffs between food, energy, and water. The goal of the workshop was to help define...Read more