Museum Announcements

NAE Welcomes New President Dan Mote

C.D. (Dan) Mote, Jr. became President of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) on July 1, 2013.
Dr. Mote has been an active member of the NAE and made valuable contributions to a number of National Research Council committees, including the NRC committee that authored the Rising Above the Gathering Storm reports of 2005 and 2010. Dr. Mote is also Regents Professor, on leave, at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he served as President from 1998 until 2010.

We’re Open July 4

The Koshland Science Museum is open on Thursday, July 4! Bring friends and family to see how the brain works and find out how to make your choices count for the environment. Museum hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  

Report Calls for National Sustainability Policy

How can the government best deal with the complex, long-term nature of sustainability challenges? According to a new National Research Council report, the United States should establish a National Sustainability Policy and take additional steps to encourage federal agencies to collaborate on sustainability challenges that demand the expertise of many agencies, such as improving disaster resilience and managing ecosystems.