Join Cultural Program of the National Acacemy of Sciences (CPNAS) for a D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) on Thursday, May 15, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This event will be held in the NAS Auditorium at 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. This special DASER brings together a diverse group of experts for an entertaining and engaging look at the science behind the movie Prometheus (2012).
The Institute of Medicine and National Research Council are holding the "Play It Safe" video Public Service Announcement contest to raise awareness about sports-related concussions among youths. If you are between 13 and 22 years old, you can participate and help spread the word. Entries must be received by May 30, 2014.
Join the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education on Tuesday, April 29, at 5:00 p.m. for the 2014 Henry and Bryan David Lecture featuring Dr. Roland Fryer, Harvard University, who will address the significance of inequality and discrimination in the 21st Century with an emphasis on educational inequality. A reception in his honor will immediately follow the lecture.
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.
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.
A new video from the National Research Council challenges viewers to consider how K-12 education might make science education more relevant to students’ lives and open doors to new and exciting careers.
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.
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.