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(Left to right) Frances H. Arnold, Sally Jewell, Eric Schmidt Winners of the Engineering For You Video Contest ©iStock/Thinkstock ©iStock/Thinkstock
(Left to right) Frances H. Arnold, Sally Jewell, Eric Schmidt
ANNUAL MEETING

NAE -- Celebrating 50 Years

Sept. 29 - The National Academy of Engineering's 2014 annual meeting featured numerous distinguished speakers, including NAE President C.D. Mote Jr.; NAS/NAE/IOM member and a winner of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Frances H. Arnold; Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell; and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.

  • ANNUAL MEETING

    NAE -- Celebrating 50 Years

    Sept. 29 - The National Academy of Engineering's 2014 annual meeting featured numerous distinguished speakers, including NAE President C.D. Mote Jr.; NAS/NAE/IOM member and a winner of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Frances H. Arnold; Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell; and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.

  • PRIZE WINNERS

    NAE Announces Winning Videos;
    $55,000 Awarded

    Sept. 28 - At its annual meeting, NAE announced the winners of the Engineering For You Video Contest. The winning videos were selected from more than 600 submissions.

  • NEW REPORT

    Changes Needed to End-of-Life Care

    Sept. 17 - The U.S. health care system is not properly designed to meet the needs of patients nearing the end of life, and major changes are necessary, says a new Institute of Medicine report.

  • NEW REPORT

    Investing in Health Systems
    Across the Globe

    Sept. 16 - Without attention to the management, financing, and infrastructure that support health services in low- and middle-income countries, it will not be possible to maintain the progress of global health initiatives like PEPFAR, says a new Institute of Medicine report.

Fifty Years of Engineering

Fifty Years of EngineeringOver the past 50 years, engineering has transformed people's lives, and it will continue to do so, using new capabilities, creating new applications, and providing ever-expanding services to people. Making a World of Difference: Engineering Ideas Into Reality is a new collection of essays highlighting the changes that engineering has made over the past half century. Commemorating the National Academy of Engineering's 50th anniversary, the essays discuss the integration of engineering into society and our daily lives, and present a vision of what it may deliver in the next half century.

Resilience at the National Academies

Resilience at the National AcademiesIndividual, community, and national resilience is the ability to prepare and plan for, respond to and recover from, and more successfully adapt to adverse events. Enhanced resilience allows better anticipation of disasters and better planning to reduce disaster losses — rather than waiting for an event to occur and paying for it afterward. Visit national-academies.org/resilience to learn more about the various activities underway at the Academies aimed at improving resilience in the United States.

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