Activities, Projects & Initiatives

The National Academy of Engineering is tasked with identifying and illuminating issues at the intersections of engineering, technology, and society that impact our quality of life. Studies, symposia, and public information activities are carried out both independently by the NAE Program Office and jointly with other units of the National Academies.

Activity Type
  • Project 4
Areas of Interest
Media and Journalism
  • Competitiveness 9
  • Diversity 10
  • Education 50
  • Energy 7
  • Environment 10
  • Ethics 18
  • Healthcare 7
  • Honoring Engineers 8
  • Media and Journalism 4
  • Understanding Engineering 15
Project Status
  • In Progress 3
  • Completed 1
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Featured Projects
  • In Progress
    Series of global summits for leading scientists and engineers, educators, policy leaders, students, and the public to address grand challenges.

    Latest UpdateMay 14, 2017

  • In Progress
    Series of scenario-based workshops called "News and Terrorism: Communicating in a Crisis."

    Latest UpdateMarch 21, 2013

  • Completed
    NAE projects focusing on Technological Literacy and K-12 education address important issues raised by the pervasive role of engineering and technology in society.

    Latest UpdateJune 8, 2011