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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 News & Press Releases
  • NAE Member Shares 2018 Nobel in Chemistry
    Wed, October 03, 2018
    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 was divided. One half was awarded to Frances H. Arnold -- a member of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Medicine –“for the directed evolution of enzymes,” and the other half was awarded jointly to George P. ...
  • NAS, NAE Members Share 2018 Nobel in Physics
    Tue, October 02, 2018
    The Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 was divided, one-half awarded to National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering member Arthur Ashkin, and one half jointly to National Academy of Engineering member emeritus Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland.
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Latest WTOP Radio Series
  • Biodegradable Medical Device
    Posted November 9, 2018

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    Engineers have created the first medical device that simply dissolves in the body after its job is done.
  • Ultimate Liquid Repellent
    Posted November 1, 2018

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    Engineers have created a new coating that can make just about any liquid simply roll off. Could it truly be the end of red wine stains?
  • Master List of Murder
    Posted October 28, 2018

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    Serial killers scare us in Halloween movies, but a publically-available tool may allow you to actually uncover tell-tale signs of them in real life.
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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.”