G7 Science Academies Release Statements

THU, 17 MAY 2018 08:00 EST

In advance of the G7 Summit to be held in La Malbaie, Canada, on June 8 and 9, 2018, the national science academies of the G7 nations released joint statements to inform discussions at the summit. One statement calls for actions to secure a digital future, while the other proposes international collaboration on basic Arctic research.

EngineerGirl Announces 2018 "Community Infrastructure" Essay Contest Winners

TUE, 15 MAY 2018 10:00 EST

The National Academy of Engineering today announced the winners of its 2018 EngineerGirl essay competition. This year's contest asked students in grades 3 to 12 to pick an infrastructure system in their community and write about how the system could be improved. The infrastructure systems were divided into categories: transportation, water treatment, energy, public safety, communication, financial security, health care, and recreation. Read More

NAE Elects Chair, Vice President, and Four Councillors

MON, 14 MAY 2018 12:00 EST

The National Academy of Engineering has re-elected Gordon R. England, chairman of PFP Cybersecurity, to serve a two-year term as the NAE's chair. The NAE chair works with the NAE president to promote the Academy and its policies to the engineering community and the public. Also re-elected to serve a four-year term as the NAE's vice president is Corale L. Brierley, principal of Brierley Consultancy LLC.Re-elected to a second term as councillor is John L. Anderson, Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology, and newly elected to three-year terms as councillors are Nadine Aubry, dean of engineering and University Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University; Wesley L. Harris, Charles Stark Draper Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Edward D. Lazowska, Bill & Melinda Gates Chair of the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. All terms begin July 1, 2018. Read More

New Report Says Programs and Services for Children With Disabilities Should Coordinate Care Across Service Sectors, Focus on Long-Term Goals

FRI, 11 MAY 2018 11:00 EST

While a variety of services and programs exist to support the needs of children with disabilities and their families, a focus on achieving specific near- and long-term goals that help prepare for adulthood and coordination of care within and across service sectors are integral to encouraging healthy growth and development, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The committee that conducted the study and wrote the report examined federal, state, and local programs and services in a range of areas, such as health care, special education, transition to adulthood, vocational rehabilitation, and social needs care. Read More

Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing Announced

TUE, 08 MAY 2018 09:00 EST

The Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing will take place Nov. 27-29 in Hong Kong. The three-day summit will be co-hosted by the Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong, the Royal Society of London, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the U.S. National Academy of Medicine. The summit will be held in the Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre at the University of Hong Kong. Read More

Report Urges Development of Approaches that Integrate STEMM Fields with Arts and Humanities

MON, 07 MAY 2018 10:30 EST

An emerging body of evidence suggests that integrating STEMM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) with the humanities and arts in higher education is associated with positive learning outcomes that may help students enter the workforce, live enriched lives, and become active and informed citizens, says a new report from the Academies. Colleges and universities should consider developing, implementing, and evaluating programs that integrate these fields. Read More

New Report Recommends Academic Institutions Should Prepare Undergraduates for a Data-Driven Workplace

WED, 02 MAY 2018 11:00 EST

All U.S. undergraduate students should develop a basic understanding of data science to prepare them adequately for the workforce, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report examines the importance and benefits of postsecondary data science education and recommends offering a range of educational pathways, attracting students with varied backgrounds to the discipline, and embedding ethics and privacy into the curriculum. Read More

Academy Elects New Members, Foreign Associates

TUE, 01 MAY 2018 11:00 EST

The National Academy of Sciences elected 84 new members and 21 foreign associates in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Election to the Academy is widely regarded as one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive. Read More

NAS Honors Award Winners

MON, 30 APR 2018 11:00 EST

During a ceremony at its 155th annual meeting, the National Academy of Sciences presented the 2018 Public Welfare Medal to physician, anthropologist, and humanitarian Paul Farmer for "pioneering enduring, community-based treatment strategies that demonstrate the delivery of high-quality health care in resource-poor settings in the U.S. and other countries." NAS also honored 19 other individuals with awards for their outstanding scientific achievements.News Release - Public Welfare MedalNews Release - Awards

NAS Annual Meeting Begins

Thu, 27 APR 2018 15:00 EST

The National Academy of Sciences will hold its 155th annual meeting April 28 to May 1. During the meeting, the Academy will elect new members, induct members elected in 2017, and present its 2018 awards recognizing excellence in research or public service. Selected presentations and ceremonies will be video webcast. Follow the annual meeting activities on Twitter @theNASciences and join the annual meeting conversation #NAS155.

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