Museum Announcements

November 14: DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous Discusses Drones

Join the next D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) on Thursday, November 14 at 6:00 p.m. for an exploration of the theme of drones. DASER, a monthly discussion forum on art and science projects in the national capital region and beyond, takes place at the Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Registration and photo IDs are required. Register here.

New Chip-Based Method Could Lead to Quick Screening for New Vaccines

Vaccines are responsible for many of the dramatic public health achievements of the 20th century. But as new diseases emerge and old ones persist, finding new vaccines can be a complex and expensive endeavor. New research published recently in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) offers a way to quickly predict how well a vaccine will work in a specific individual.

Resources on Disaster Resilience

One year after Superstorm Sandy hit the eastern United States, local, state, and federal leaders as well as community groups and businesses are working to strengthen the nation's resilience to future disasters. Learn more about the reports and activities from the National Academies that can help advance the conversation.

New Report: Sports-Related Concussions in Youth

Rates of concussion-related ER visits for children and teens have risen in recent years, with many concussions occurring as a result of participation in sports. An expert committee convened by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) conducted an extensive study on concussions in youth sports and found that young athletes in the U.S. face a "culture of resistance" to reporting when they might have a concussion and to complying with treatment plans, potentially endangering their well-being.

November 16: Resilience In Your Neighborhood: A Community Event

Did you know that pizza boxes can be used to create a solar cooker? Find out how during this special event for families and children ages 8 and older.
From 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., take part in more than ten hands-on science activities to learn how to build a resilient home and community. Equip yourself with tools to respond to and thrive in extreme conditions. Learn about careers in emergency response and recovery: