2013 Highlights from the National Academies

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.

Find a list of key reports from 2013 and more year-end highlights.