• Radka Z. Nebesky
    Director of Development
    National Academy of Engineering
  • Stephanie Halperin
    Associate Director of Development
    National Academy of Engineering

Campaign for the NAE

Leadership in a World of Accelerating Change

The world is changing at a pace that challenges understanding and adaptation. The mission of the NAE 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. The nation needs a vibrant NAE with resources to fulfill its role - this campaign addresses that requirement. To ensure the future, to address problems before they are insurmountable, to anticipate unintended consequences of technological changes, it is critical to engage now. 

Empowering the NAE

The nation depends on the expertise of NAE members to provide trusted advice on engineering, technology and policy. However, the NAE is too thinly capitalized to fulfill its core mission and has little capacity to respond to “big ideas” or unexpected crises. Building endowments that strengthen the infrastructure of the NAE and support the advising mission of the Academy will be front and center in this campaign.


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Girls need encouragement at an early age to consider engineering—middle school is a turning point. The EngineerGirl program provides information to middle school–age girls and their mentors about engineering fields and careers through a website that receives about 50,000 monthly visits by schools and individuals. Learn more. 

Frontiers of Engineering (FOE)

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The FOE program is the profession’s premier networking opportunity for engineering leaders of tomorrow. It provides outstanding early-career engineers with a sense of community and pride in the creative accomplishments of their fellow engineers. Learn more. 

If you would like to learn more about how you can make an investment in the NAE and get involved in the campaign, contact Radka Z. Nebesky, Director of Development.