In addition to issuing numerous reports aimed at advising the nation on matters of science, technology, and health policy, the National Academies celebrated several important milestones and new developments in 2013.
- President Obama joined us in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the National Academy of Sciences.
- C.D. (Dan) Mote Jr. began his term as president of the National Academy of Engineering.
- NAS launched the Gulf Research Program, a 30-year, $500 million initiative to study human health, environmental protection, and oil system safety in the Gulf of Mexico region.
- The Academies continued its role as a leader in science and engineering through its awards programs, fellowships, education and research programs, international partnerships, and outreach initiatives.