Celebrate summer with special hands-on science activities on Saturday, July 6th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., at the Koshland Science Museum.
C.D. (Dan) Mote, Jr. became President of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) on July 1, 2013.
Dr. Mote has been an active member of the NAE and made valuable contributions to a number of National Research Council committees, including the NRC committee that authored the Rising Above the Gathering Storm reports of 2005 and 2010. Dr. Mote is also Regents Professor, on leave, at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he served as President from 1998 until 2010.
This year, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) celebrates the 150th anniversary of its founding by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. As mandated in its Act of Incorporation, the Academy serves to "investigate, examine, experiment, and report upon any subject of science or art" whenever called upon to do so by any department of the government.
The Koshland Science Museum is open on Thursday, July 4! Bring friends and family to see how the brain works and find out how to make your choices count for the environment. Museum hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
How can the government best deal with the complex, long-term nature of sustainability challenges? According to a new National Research Council report, the United States should establish a National Sustainability Policy and take additional steps to encourage federal agencies to collaborate on sustainability challenges that demand the expertise of many agencies, such as improving disaster resilience and managing ecosystems.
Authors of a new discussion paper published by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) offer consumers a guide to answering four critical questions about health insurance: What are my choices for health insurance? How do I get it? How do I use it? How much will it cost me?
A new report from the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) finds efforts by the engineering community to communicate to the public about the field have made progress, but much more can and should be done to improve the image of engineering.
President Barack Obama reiterated his strong support for science and technology in a speech to members of the National Academy of Sciences at its 150th annual meeting April 29, 2013. Science, technology, engineering, and medicine are critical to the nation's prosperity, Obama said, noting that investments made today are bound to pay off for many years to come.
The 2012 National Research Council report Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative asserted the need to move the nation toward greater resilience in order to reduce the societal and economic burdens of disasters.
A new mobile app called H-Radar, which tracks and reports nearby infectious diseases, earned a team of students from Texas A&M University first place and a $10,000 prize in this year's "Go Viral to Improve Health: IOM-NAE Health Data Collegiate Challenge."