The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) was established in 1964 to promote the engineering profession and marshal the expertise and insight of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government. It is a prestigious honor to be elected to this Academy. As of 2017, the NAE had 175 female members (U.S. and foreign, not including deceased) out of over 2,000 active U.S. members and over 200 foreign members. Computer Science & Engineering is the discipline with the most female members, followed by Bioengineering. Over the last five years, new female membership has risen from five new members in 2013 to a record high of 20 new members in 2017.