Activities Overview

The National Academy of Engineering is tasked with identifying and illuminating issues at the intersections of engineering, technology, and society that impact our quality of life. Studies, symposia, and public information activities are carried out both independently by the NAE Program Office and jointly with other units of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Featured Projects
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    The Racial Justice and Equity (RJ&E) Committee, a presidential advisory committee created in 2020 by NAE president John L. Anderson, aims to support the NAE mission “to advance the welfare and prosperity of the nation” by addressing diversity in the NAE, the engineering profession, and the nation.

    The NAE strives to promote diverse perspectives and research in order to provide better-informed advice to the government and engineering community. To that end, the NAE is working to lead a cultural shift to help meet future workforce needs and design systems that benefit all segments of society. Our work involves collaborating with initiatives to address diversity in the engineering profession. Our goal is to contribute to the growth of equitable practices, improve access to engineering and elevate its value to society.
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    A key component of the National Academy of Engineering’s diversity program is the EngineerGirl Website (—a website that addresses the gender gap in engineering.
  • image for The Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering
    The Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering symposia bring together emerging engineering leaders from industry, academe, and government labs to discuss pioneering technical work and leading-edge research.
Awards At-a-Glance