NAE Launches a New Perspectives Series


Thu, September 17, 2020

Washington D.C., September 17, 2020 —
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NAE Perspectives offer practitioners, scholars, and policy leaders a platform to comment on developments and issues relating to engineering.

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) today announced the launch of a new commentary series NAE Perspectives. This online publication will be a venue for practitioners, scholars, and policy leaders to comment on developments and issues relating to engineering and to reflect on opportunities important to the advancement of the NAE mission.

These short-form commentaries, published on the NAE website, will focus on topical issues accessible to a wide range of audiences. Some essays may be supplemented with videos or webinar events.

“The NAE is excited to announce this new periodical as we continue to foster public engagement in engineering,” said NAE President John L. Anderson. “We hope this online publication will bring diverse voices and perspectives to discussions related to these activities.”

An editorial board will provide topical guidance on matters of engineering relevant to the profession, the public, and policymaking. Its members, listed below, are also tasked with bringing an international perspective to the commentary topics, and suggesting other mechanisms for member and public engagement. The editorial board terms are 18 months starting September 1.

•     John L. Anderson, Chair, NAE 

•     Alton D. Romig, Jr., Vice Chair, NAE

•     Nadine Aubry, NAE Council

•     Lauren Alexander Augustine, NASEM Gulf Research Program

•     Tina Bahadori, NASEM Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

•     Richard Foster, NASEM Policy and Global Affairs Division Committee member

•     Charles Holliday, NAE member

•     Jeffrey Lievense, NAE member

•     Guru Madhavan, NAE Programs

•     David May, NASEM Communications

•     Neil Pedersen, NASEM Transportation Research Board

•     Richard Rashid, NAE member

For more information on the commentary series and for submission inquiries, contact NAE Perspectives editorial administrator Darul West at


Founded in 1964, the U.S. National Academy of Engineering is a private, independent, nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. Its mission is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology

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