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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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  • Aug142018
    Aug 14 2018 - Aug 16 2018 Grand Challenges Scholars Program Hong Kong-based International Workshop 2018
    On August 14-16, the City University of Hong Kong will host a Grand Challenges Scholars Program workshop, drawing academics, employers, students, GCSP alumni, regional and global NGOs, and other aligned organizations to catalyze the embrace of the GCSP throughout the region.
    City University of Hong Kong
  • Aug162018
    Aug 16 2018 Grand Challenges for Engineering Symposium
    On Thursday, August 16, the University of Hong Kong will host a day-long symposium on the Grand Challenges for Engineering. Renowned leaders from industry and academia will come together to discuss the Global Grand Challenges movement and its impact on engineering, innovation, education, and research.
    The University of Hong Kong
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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
  • Origami Muscle
    Posted July 19, 2018

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    Robots could interact more closely humans, and have a gentler touch, if all their parts could be soft. So researchers are working to give them muscles.
  • Replacing Batteries
    Posted July 12, 2018

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    A new technique might soon allow you to stream High Definition video from a camera so small it could be attached to your glasses.
  • Saving Coral Reefs
    Posted July 5, 2018

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    Could coral reefs be saved by a pipeline? That’s the dream of an engineer with an innovative idea to address the effects of climate change.
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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.”