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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.

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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
  • Art Framing Climate Issues
    Posted January 17, 2020

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    A growing number of artists are creating works that pull people into thinking more about climate change…and the pros and cons of possible solutions.
  • Extreme Wind Turbines
    Posted January 12, 2020

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    Wind turbines are getting a redesign at the University of Virginia…inspired by the way palm trees withstand storms.
  • Souped-up Plants
    Posted December 27, 2019

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    Nature’s plants take in carbon dioxide and use it to grow. But they can’t keep up with the amount of C-O-2 that we pump into the air by burning fossil fuels.
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Award Recipients
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    Recognized as one of the world's preeminent awards for engineering achievement, the Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering honors an engineer whose accomplishment has significantly impacted society by improving the quality of life, providing the ability to live freely and comfortably, and/or permitting the access to information.
  • image for Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize
    The Russ Prize recognizes an outstanding bioengineering achievement in widespread use that improves the human condition. This achievement should help the public better understand and appreciate the contributions of engineers to our health, well-being and quality of life. An auxiliary purpose of the Russ Prize is to encourage collaboration between the engineering and medical/biological professions to work closely together.
  • image for Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education
    Inaugurated in 2001 by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the intent of the Gordon Prize is to recognize new modalities and experiments in education that develop effective engineering leaders. The focus is on innovations such as curricular design, teaching methods, and technology-enabled learning that strengthen students' capabilities and desire to grow into leadership roles.
  • image for Simon Ramo Founders Award
    The Founders Award was established in 1965 by the Academy to honor an outstanding NAE member or foreign member who has upheld the ideals and principles of the NAE through professional, educational, and personal achievement and accomplishment.
  • image for Arthur M. Bueche Award
    Established in 1982, the Arthur M. Bueche (Bee' - kuh) Award honors an engineer who has shown dedication in science and technology, as well as active involvement in determining U.S. science and technology policy, promoting technological development, and contributing to the enhancement of the relationship between industries, government, and universities.
  • image for Gibbs Brother Medal
    This award is for outstanding contributions in the field of naval architecture and marine engineering. It was established through the Gibbs Brothers. Fund by gift of William Francis Gibbs and Frederic H. Gibbs.
  • image for J.C. Hunsaker Award in Aeronautical Engineering
    Established by Professor and Mrs. Jerome C. Hunsaker, this award honors excellence in the field of aeronautical engineering.