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.
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.
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.
Mark your calendar for the premiere of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, on Sunday, March 9, at 9:00 p.m. eastern/8:00 p.m.