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NAE Media Relations assists journalists with stories that involve engineering, technology, and related topics.

This includes the many noteworthy activities NAE conducts, including symposia, workshops, and studies that address important issues in society.

As part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the NAE advises the nation on issues of engineering and technology policy. The results of these activities, including reports and other publications, often play critical roles in national discussions.

The Academies' Top News page details other significant activities.

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  • Oct42019
    Oct 04 2019 - Oct 05 2019NAE Council Meeting
    National Academy of Sciences Building
    Washington, DC
  • Oct222019
    Oct 22 2019 - Oct 23 2019Working Ethics into the Conversation: Introducing STEM Faculty to Teaching Ethics
    The National Academy of Engineering’s Online Ethics Center, a project of the Center for Engineering Ethics and Society, is hosting a 2-day workshop bringing together STEM educators with expert presenters to identify opportunities and develop tools, skills and resources to integrate ethics and responsible conduct of research (RCR) guidance into their courses, mentoring, and research environments.
    Keck Center
    Washington, DC
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Spotlight on Engineering

Spotlight on engineering is the NAE’s biweekly e-newsletter providing information on engineering and policy activities by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, events and items of interest, and engineering news items from around the world.

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Latest WTOP Radio Series
  • Football Gloves
    Posted September 11, 2019

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    It’s certainly not cold weather for today’s Redskins-Cowboys game, but you’ll probably see the receivers wearing gloves anyway.
  • Benefit of Hurricanes
    Posted September 4, 2019

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    Hurricanes like Dorian are locally devastating and likely more will come this season. But researchers say there is a silver lining to the storms.
  • Extreme Wind Turbines
    Posted August 22, 2019

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    Wind turbines are getting a redesign at the University of Virginia…inspired by the way palm trees withstand storms.
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Award Recipents
  • image for Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering
    The 2016 Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering is awarded to Dr. Andrew J. Viterbi “for development of the Viterbi algorithm, its transformational impact on digital wireless communications, and its significant applications in speech recognition and synthesis and in bioinformatics.”
  • image for Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize
    The 2017 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize is awarded to Dr. Adolf F. Fercher, Professor James G. Fujimoto, Professor Dr. Christoph K. Hitzenberger, Professor David Huang and Mr. Eric A. Swanson "for optical coherence tomography, leveraging creative engineering to invent imaging technology essential for preventing blindness and treating vascular and other diseases".
  • image for Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education
    The 2017 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education is awarded to Dr. Julio M. Ottino "for an educational paradigm that merges analytical, rational left-brain skills with creative, expansive right-brain skills to develop engineering leaders".
  • image for Simon Ramo Founders Award
    The 2016 Simon Ramo Founders Award is awarded to Dr. Ruzena K. Bajcsy "For seminal contributions to the fields of computer vision, robotics, and medical imaging, and technology and policy leadership in computer science education and research.”
  • image for Arthur M. Bueche Award
    The 2016 Arthur M. Bueche Award is awarded to Dr. Henry T. Yang “For seminal research in aerospace, civil, and mechanical engineering; superb contributions to national science and technology policy; and enhancements to international technological development and cooperation.”