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.

Activity Type
  • Project 4
Areas of Interest
Media and Journalism
  • Competitiveness 8
  • Diversity 13
  • Education 52
  • Energy 7
  • Environment 10
  • Ethics 16
  • Healthcare 7
  • Honoring Engineers 11
  • Media and Journalism 4
  • Understanding Engineering 16
Project Status
  • In Progress 1
  • Completed 3
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Featured Projects
  • Completed
    Series of scenario-based workshops called "News and Terrorism: Communicating in a Crisis."

    Latest UpdateDecember 15, 2020

  • 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
    NAE projects focusing on Technological Literacy and K-12 education address important issues raised by the pervasive role of engineering and technology in society.

    Latest UpdateJune 8, 2011

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