The SES promotes the development and strengthening of the interfaces between various disciplines in engineering, science, and mathematics.
This was achieved largely through the efforts of a small group of scientists and engineers of diverse backgrounds who realize the long standing need for a meeting ground for scientists and engineers.
The modern developments in science and engineering indicated\ that the traditional boundaries among various branches of studies are no longer well-defined. Thus, the Society is dedicated to the advancement of interdisciplinary research and the establishment of a bridge between engineering and science.
Diversity of interest among members of the Society is desirable in the fulfillment of its goals. At this Founders’ Meeting some 400 participants consisting of physicists, chemists, mathematicians, engineering scientists, and engineers of different backgrounds and specializations were assembled to share their knowledge and discuss problems of common interest – in particular, such problems of modern science as transcend the traditional boundaries of science and engineering.
A. C. Eringen, “proceedings of the founders’ meeting of the society of engineering science: Held at Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, November 4-6,1963”,
International Journal of Engineering Science, volume 3, issue 3, pg. 245, 1965.
More than 50 years later, SES is a vibrant society with more than 800 members that continues to define the frontier in research at the interface of engineering, science and mathematics.