Search

Museum Announcements

New Video: Convergence in the Life Sciences

The life sciences are poised to change the 21st century the way that physics and engineering changed the 20th century.  Significant advances can be made with novel approaches to problem solving—one that brings together of the best of the life sciences with the physical sciences, computational sciences, and engineering.    
 
Watch this new 90-second video to learn why convergence in the life sciences is needed and how to make it happen.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Have you used a cell phone while driving? Did you know that driver behavior has been identified as the major factor in approximately 90% of roadway accidents?
 
April 2014 has been designated Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a time to recognize the dangers of cognitive distraction to the brain while driving.
 
Stop by the Koshland Science Museum to take a spin in our driving simulator to (safely!) see for yourself the effects of distracted driving.

March 27: DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous

Join Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences for the next D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) on Thursday, March 27 at 6:00 p.m. DASER is a monthly discussion forum on art science projects in the national capital region and beyond. The theme this month is creating spaces that challenge perceptions. The event is free and open to the public, but registration and photo ID are required.

March 22 is World Water Day

Did you know that more than one billion people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water? March 22 is the United Nations World Water Day, a time to consider the critical role of water in human health and sanitation, energy, and the environment. Explore these resources to learn about the past, present, and future of Earth’s water and crucial water-related challenges.

March 18: Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

As part of the 2014 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences will be screening the world premiere of the scientific adventure story in Your Inner Fish, based on the best-selling book of the same name by evolutionary biologist Dr. Neil Shubin of the University of Chicago. The screening will be held Tuesday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the NAS Building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W. The event is free and open to the public, but photo ID and registration are required.

March 13: The Contemporary Challenge of the Sea

The Ocean Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences cordially invites you to this year’s Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture on Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Smithsonian’s Baird Auditorium (10th & Constitution).  Dr. David M. Karl of the University of Hawaii will present “The Contemporary Challenge of the Sea: Science, Society, and Sustainability.”  Dr.

Celebrate National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, a time to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Does your dinner plate reflect the latest science-based nutrition guidelines? Do you know what’s in your supplements? How can we help schools give students the foundation they need to develop a healthy lifestyle?
 

Pages