Museum Announcements

National Academy of Engineering Celebrates 50 Years

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the NAE, an occasion being commemorated with a video contest and other exciting opportunities and celebrations.
Founded in 1964, the mission of the National Academy of Engineering is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology.

Jan. 7 Workshop Launches New IOM Roundtable on Obesity Solutions

On January 7, 2014, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) launches its new Roundtable on Obesity Solutions with a workshop entitled, "The Current State of Obesity Solutions in the United States." The workshop will present a status update on the current epidemiology of obesity and explore the prevalence, trends, severity, and disparities across the United States.

A Year of Celebration: The NAS at 150

As 2013 comes to a close, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) reflects on a year of events celebrating its 150th anniversary. Founded in 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln, the NAS has promoted excellence in science throughout its history and served as a vital source of independent, authoritative advice to the nation on matters of science, engineering, and medicine.
Highlights from the year’s celebrations include:

Flu Season Resources

Flu season is here! Approximately 5-20% of U.S. residents get the flu each year. What are scientists, public health practitioners, and the rest of us doing to limit the flu’s spread? Explore this collection of resources from the National Academies to learn about the science of influenza, its public health challenges, and what you can do to protect yourself and others:

Data on People’s Self-Reported ‘Experienced’ Well-Being Could Help Inform Policies

A new report from the National Research Council says gathering survey data on “experienced” well-being – the self-reported levels of contentment, joy, stress, frustration, and other feelings people experience – would be valuable to inform policies and practices in such areas as end of life care, commuting, child custody laws, city planning, and more.