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Marcia McNutt Co-authors Issues Article

NAS President Marcia McNutt (photo courtesy AAAS)On the 75th anniversary of “Science, The Endless Frontier,” the landmark report by Vannevar Bush that provided the foundation for much of the modern research enterprise, NAS President Marcia McNutt and Arizona State University President Michael Crow examine how science is changing and argue that the nation’s scientific institutions — including the National Academies and research universities — must also evolve to continue to meet a wide array of societal challenges. The article appears in the winter edition of Issues in Science and Technology.

Elaine Chao, TRB 2020 Annual Meeting (photo by Cable Risdon)

Transportation Secretary Chao Highlights Autonomous Vehicles, Innovative Technologies at TRB Annual Meeting

Autonomous vehicles (AV) took center stage at the Chair’s Luncheon of the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting. U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced “AV 4.0,” a new DOT-White House initiative created to unify AV efforts across 38 federal government entities, focusing chiefly on the potential of increased safety with less human error.

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  • Cultural ProgramsExplore relationships among the arts and sciences, engineering, and medicine through the Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences.

  • New Video on Food AllergiesFood allergy is a complicated disease, and the science around prevention and management is changing. What are some promising approaches for improving the lives of people with food allergy? Watch this video to find out.

  • New Video The National Academy of Medicine has released a documentary video series to highlight local organizations advancing health equity by addressing the environmental, social, economic, and structural challenges that may impact residents' health.

  • IF17.2 coverRead about recent activities and reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in the latest issue of In Focus magazine.

  • The InterAcademy Partnership The InterAcademy Partnership has released a statement presenting recommendations for how effective education about climate change can be promoted in schools around the world.

  • Guidance for Academies on Sustainable Development GoalsA new publication from the InterAcademy Partnership explains why and how academies around the globe can support the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals.

  • New VideoFormer FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate discussed the agency’s whole-community approach to emergency management in an interview during a workshop hosted by the ResilientAmerica Roundtable.

  • Extreme EventUse award-winning game Extreme Event to start a conversation about building community resilience. Now in three scenarios: Hurricane, Flood, and Earthquake!

  • FRTRScientific research is vital and can bring remarkable results that save and improve lives. A new NAS series of articles and videos shows concrete examples of why scientific research is valuable.

  • International Activities and the National Academy of SciencesLearn about our various international efforts to help address global challenges.

  • cybersecurityWatch a video about an Academies report that looked at whether and how to professionalize the nation's rapidly evolving cybersecurity field.

  • Climatologist Richard AlleyClimatologist Richard Alley, an NAS member and professor of geosciences at Penn State, discussed on CNN what is causing the record-low temperatures in the United States and Canada.

  • report Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating SurprisesWatch a video on the findings of the Academies report Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises.

  • FellowshipsWe offer several fellowship opportunities in science, engineering, and medicine. Visit our program websites for information on eligibility guidelines and application deadlines.

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