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National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington DC
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  • Commander Steve Swanson and Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman
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2014 NAE Annual Meeting

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Please join us for the NAE Annual Meeting this year to celebrate the NAE’s 50th Anniversary!

We will congratulate new members and welcome distinguished speakers on Sunday and our Monday Forum will explore the engineering accomplishments of the past 50 years and look forward to the challenges in the next 50.

Understanding Engineering
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Mr. Chairman, members and foreign members of the Academy, and distinguished guests, it is my privilege to welcome you all to the 50th anniversary celebration of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). On behalf of the Academy I offer sincere appreciation to President Zhou, of the Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences, for his generous anniversary message from the world’s engineering academies.

Having the world celebrate our anniversary is quite humbling. On the other hand, engineering has been “out of this world” throughout the Academy’s history, so someone “out there” may be thinking about us too. Wait . . . I believe I hear a voice from the International Space Station. Is that you, Astronaut Wiseman?

Thank you, Reid, for your most gracious recognition of this special day. You win the prize for having traveled the greatest distance to ... More