Reports

Studies and programs related to engineering and technology cut across the many operational units of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The results of these activities are published as reports and proceedings that add to the growing body of knowledge on engineering and technology practice and policy.

You can order these publications or read them online at the website of the National Academies Press. Most reports are available as free PDFs.

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NAE Annual Report
  • Provides details on the scope and depth of NAE work performed in 2017. These activities have been conceived and executed to pursue our goal of providing objective, independent advice to the federal government and the engineering community and to proactively promote the technological welfare of the nation.

  • ISBN978-0-309-49300-0
    Copyright2019
    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine was tasked by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to prepare a comprehensive resource planning and staffing methodology guidebook for VHA Facility Management (Engineering) Programs. The resource and staffing methodology must take ...
    Authoring institutionBoard on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Board on Human-Systems Integration; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateAugust 30, 2019
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-03482-1
    Copyright1984
    Honoring the deceased members and foreign members of the National Academy of Engineering, this volume is an enduring record of the many contributions of engineering to humankind. This second volume of Memorial Tributes covers the period from January 1979 to April 1984.
    Publication DateAugust 21, 2019
  • ISBN978-0-309-49263-8
    Copyright2019
    Accidents and terrorist attacks that lead to the release of radioactive materials can cause deaths, injuries, and a range of psychosocial effects in the surrounding community and team of emergency responders. In the United States, federal, state, and local agencies respond with the necessary ...
    Authoring institutionNuclear and Radiation Studies Board; Division on Earth and Life Studies; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJuly 30, 2019
  • Copyright2019
    Provides details on the scope and depth of NAE work performed in 2018. These activities have been conceived and executed to pursue our goal of providing objective, independent advice to the federal government and the engineering community and to proactively promote the technological welfare of the ...
    Publication DateJuly 15, 2019
  • ISBN978-0-309-47564-8
    Copyright2019
    In September 2015, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a two-day workshop on evolving paradigms for design and manufacturing. Participants discussed ways to lower costs and shorten production time in defense systems while bringing materials and manufacturing ...
    Authoring institutionNational Materials and Manufacturing Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJuly 15, 2019
  • ISBN978-0-309-49248-5
    Copyright2019
    The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Manufacturing USA Institutes aim to protect national security and increase U.S. competitiveness in manufacturing. The domestic industrial base is critical to supporting and sustaining both military advantage and economic competitiveness. Through these ...
    Authoring institutionNational Materials and Manufacturing Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJuly 1, 2019
  • ISBN978-0-309-49198-3
    Copyright2019
    This report summarizes the 2018 findings of the Panel on Review of Extramural Basic Research at the Army Research Laboratory, which reviewed the programs at the Army Research Office’s Information Sciences Directorate.
    Authoring institutionArmy Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board; Laboratory Assessments Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJuly 1, 2019
  • ISBN978-0-309-49463-2
    Copyright2019
    Over the past 15 years, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) have convened multiple committees of leading experts to address ethical challenges related to innovative and emerging biomedical technologies. After reviewing prior National ...
    Authoring institutionBoard on Health Sciences Policy; Health and Medicine Division; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJune 28, 2019
  • ISBN978-0-309-48495-4
    Copyright2019
    Convergence-based research approaches are critical in solving many scientific challenges, which frequently draw on large teams of collaborators from multiple disciplines. The 2014 report Convergence: Facilitating Transdisciplinary Integration of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, and ...
    Authoring institutionDivision on Earth and Life Studies; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJune 26, 2019
  • ISBN978-0-309-49147-1
    Copyright2019
    In 2017, researchers discovered a vulnerability in microprocessors used in computers and devices all over the world. The vulnerability, named Spectre, combines side effects from caching and speculative execution, which are techniques that have been used for many years to increase the speed at ...
    Authoring institutionForum on Cyber Resilience; Computer Science and Telecommunications Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateMay 30, 2019
  • ISBN978-0-309-49162-4
    Copyright2019
    The Manufacturing USA initiative seeks to reinforce U.S.-based advanced manufacturing through partnerships among industry, academia, and government. Started in 2012 and established with bipartisan support by the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 2014, the initiative envisages ...
    Authoring institutionInnovation Policy Forum; Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy; Policy and Global Affairs; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateMay 29, 2019
  • ISBN978-0-309-49403-8
    Copyright2019
    Digital technology is incorporated into nearly every facet of American life, from commerce, community, healthcare, food systems, transportation, education, media, entertainment, and employment. Its increasingly integral nature raises critical questions moving forward, such as what emerging ...
    Authoring institutionGovernment-University-Industry Research Roundtable; Policy and Global Affairs; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateMay 29, 2019
  • ISBN978-0-309-49025-2
    Copyright2019
    The supercritical water oxidation system at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant near Richmond, Kentucky is a secondary waste processing reactor that is an important unit in the overall function of the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Pilot Program. This system is designed to reactively ...
    Authoring institutionBoard on Army Science and Technology; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateMay 14, 2019
  • ISBN978-0-309-49236-2
    Copyright2019
    While the public is generally aware of the use of hydraulic fracturing for unconventional resource development onshore, it is less familiar with the well completion and stimulation technologies used in offshore operations, including hydraulic fracturing, gravel packs, “fracpacks,” and ...
    Authoring institutionRoundtable on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Development; Board on Earth Sciences and Resources; Water Science and Technology Board; Division on Earth and Life Studies; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateMay 8, 2019
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-49273-7
    Copyright2019
    In the last of a series of workshops on the role of engineering societies in engineering education in the United States, the National Academy of Engineering held a workshop to (a) explore ways the societies can help better align engineering education with the needs of industry; (b) provide an ...
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateMay 7, 2019
  • ISBN978-0-309-48653-8
    Copyright2019
    On June 27-28, 2018, the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) convened an international workshop in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on developing norms for the provision of laboratories in low-resource contexts. The U.S. Department of State's ...
    Authoring institutionPolicy and Global Affairs; Board on Life Sciences; Division on Earth and Life Studies; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateMay 1, 2019
  • ISBN978-0-309-48961-4
    Copyright2019
    Flooding is the natural hazard with the greatest economic and social impact in the United States, and these impacts are becoming more severe over time. Catastrophic flooding from recent hurricanes, including Superstorm Sandy in New York (2012) and Hurricane Harvey in Houston (2017), caused ...
    Authoring institutionPolicy and Global Affairs; Water Science and Technology Board; Division on Earth and Life Studies; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateMarch 29, 2019
  • ISBN978-0-309-49123-5
    Copyright2019
    In recent decades, important gains have been made with respect to the participation of women in science, technology, engineering, and medical (STEM) disciplines at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the United States. More women than ever are joining faculty ranks in these fields and moving ...
    Authoring institutionBoard on Higher Education and Workforce; Policy and Global Affairs; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateMarch 29, 2019
  • ISBN978-0-309-49037-5
    Copyright2019
    The congressionally mandated report A New Foundation for the Nuclear Enterprise (the "Augustine-Mies" report), released in November 2014, concluded that "the existing governance structures and many of the practices of the [nuclear security] enterprise are inefficient and ...
    Authoring institutionLaboratory Assessments Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; National Academy of Public Administration
    Publication DateMarch 8, 2019
  • ISBN978-0-309-49075-7
    Copyright2019
    Thirty scientists, engineers, analysts, and other security-oriented specialists from six countries gathered December 10-12, 2018, in Helsinki, Finland, for a workshop on the convergence of violent extremism and radiological security. Discussions focused on regional and national trends, ...
    Authoring institutionDevelopment, Security, and Cooperation; Policy and Global Affairs; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateMarch 8, 2019
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