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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To get involved, contact us here.

EFS On-Line Discussion on Paris Accords 

A two hour online meeting is scheduled for Feb. 11, 2016 for anyone interested in contributing to the discussion of the necessary engineering to implement the Paris Accords on climate change. Contact us to join the conversation.

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


2016 Business Plan Competition for Green Chemistry and Engineering

Posted by Derrick Wu on
The ACS Green Chemistry Institute® is hosting the 2016 Business Plan Competition during the 20th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, held in Portland, OR, June 14-16. This business competition exclusively for green and sustainable chemistry and engineering offers a $10,000 prize. Early stage companies dedicated to green chemistry and engineering solutions are encouraged to apply. The deadline is April 8, 2016 at 5:00PM ET.

AAAS Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences

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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.

Upcoming Events

REWAS 2016

Sunday, February 14-18, 2016, 8:00am EST
Posted by Lucy Alexander
Make plans to attend this trans-disciplinary conference, part of the TMS 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibition. At REWAS 2016, materials professionals will exchange ideas with other research fields and stakeholders to synergistically define the way toward a resource-efficient industry and society...Read more

2016 IEEE Annual Green Technology Conference

Thursday, April 7, 2016, 8:00am CDT
Posted by Lucy Alexander
The IEEE Green Technologies Conference (GreenTech) was conceived to address one of the most pressing challenges of our time: securing green and clean energy sources for the 21st century to protect the environment and help build a more resilient power grid. GreenTech is now in its 8th year, and...Read more

Recent Events

EFS Teleconference - Dec. 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015, 11:00am EST
Posted by Derrick Wu
The next EFS Teleconference will take place on Dec. 14, 2015 at 11:00AM EST. For more information, please contact Lucy Alexander ( ).Read more

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