Museum Announcements

Last Chance! See ‘Crossing the Line: Paintings by Steve Miller,’ Closing Jan. 23

Exhibition of Steve Miller’s provocative artworks blending science and creative expression will end on Thursday, January 23. The works can be seen 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays at the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W. The exhibition, titled Crossing the Line: Paintings by Steve Miller, is free and open to the public.

NAE Presents Year’s Top Engineering Prizes

This year's highest honors in the engineering profession recognize the groundbreaking creation of the lithium-ion battery and the development of an innovative engineering curriculum that encourages entrepreneurship and leadership.
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) annually presents two major prizes for engineering excellence. Winners are recognized in separate award ceremonies and receive $500,000.

January 10: Workshop on Communicating about the Life Sciences – Webcast/Videos Available!

What institutional barriers keep life scientists from communicating to the public about their work? How can scientists effectively engage in public dialogue about societal issues such as environmental change, health and medicine, and food security? A public workshop, “Sustainable Infrastructures for Life Science Communication” addresses these and related questions on Friday, January 10 in Washington, D.C.

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: