NAE Perspectives

A new commentary series NAE Perspectives

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.”

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An editorial board will provide topical guidance on matters of engineering relevant to the profession, the public, and policymaking. For more information on the commentary series and for submission inquiries, contact NAE Perspectives managing editor Cameron Fletcher at
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