Activities, Projects & Initiatives

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.

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  • In Progress
    Practices for Engineering Education and Research (PEER) will conduct studies, workshops, and other activities focused on equitable and inclusive engineering education and related research at the precollege and higher education levels. This program will consider the entire educational system, ...

    Latest UpdateNovember 11, 2021

  • In Progress
    Despite calls to increase diversity throughout the engineering education enterprise and years of efforts by universities, K-12 schools, education-related organizations such as professional societies, and collaborations among those organizations, it remains true that Blacks/African-Americans, ...

    Latest UpdateJuly 7, 2021

  • In Progress
    All students should have the opportunity to study engineering, but despite long-standing calls to increase the numbers of women, African-Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Hispanics of any race, students from low-income families, and other underrepresented groups in undergraduate ...

    Latest UpdateJune 10, 2021

  • Completed
    NAE Transitions the Management of LinkEngineering to the ITEEA The goal of this three-year project is to provide guidance to key stakeholders in US K-12 education regarding effective engineering education. The stakeholders include organizations leading development and implementation of the ...

    Latest UpdateApril 20, 2021

  • Completed
    This 18-month project, overseen by the National Academy of Engineering in partnership with the Board on Science Education , will conduct extensive data gathering to better understand the current and anticipated future needs for engineering-literate PreK-12 educators in the United States and how ...

    Latest UpdateFebruary 19, 2020

  • In Progress
    The National Academy of Engineering, in conjunction with the Division of Engineering and Physical Sciences (DEPS) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) will establish a Roundtable on Linking Academic Engineering Research and Defense Basic Science. The roundtable ...

    Latest UpdateJanuary 17, 2020

  • Completed
    Over a 20-month period, an ad hoc committee will explore a set of questions about the career choices of engineering graduates and those employed as engineers with non-engineering degrees in the United States in order to provide a comprehensive view of the career pathways and related decision making of engineering graduates and working engineers in the United States.

    Latest UpdateMay 22, 2019

  • In Progress
    Series of global summits for leading scientists and engineers, educators, policy leaders, students, and the public to address grand challenges.

    Latest UpdateApril 23, 2019

  • Completed
    The Engineering Education Leadership Institute served to imbue leaders of the engineering academic community with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to create environments that will successfully prepare engineering students for the technical and social challenges of practice in the 21st Century.

    Latest UpdateApril 3, 2019

  • Completed
    Symposium bringing together engaged and innovative engineering educators to recognize, reward, and promote effective, substantive, and inspirational engineering education

    Latest UpdateJanuary 18, 2019

  • Completed
    Global Grand Challenges Short Video Competition The Global Grand Challenges Summit is a major new initiative by the national academies of engineering in the UK, the US, and China. The summit will bring together leading international thinkers and innovators to explore new ...

    Latest UpdateAugust 20, 2018

  • Completed
    The ability of the United States to support innovation requires production and retention of individuals highly skilled in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, and technology (STEM). These STEM professionals work in a widely disseminated global enterprise spanning government, industry, and ...

    Latest UpdateFebruary 15, 2017

  • Completed
    Through this NSF-supported (HRD-0411994) project, HBCU deans identified annually 3-person teams that included at least 2 engineering faculty and up to 1 faculty member from a social science or education discipline. Each team participated in a one-year cycle of activities in 2004, 2005, or 2006. ...

    Latest UpdateJanuary 5, 2016

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