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 of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Activity Type
  • Project 47
  • Program 2
  • Award 1
Areas of Interest
Education
  • Competitiveness 8
  • Diversity 11
  • Education 50
  • Energy 7
  • Environment 10
  • Ethics 17
  • Healthcare 7
  • Honoring Engineers 9
  • Media and Journalism 4
  • Understanding Engineering 16
Project Status
  • In Progress 8
  • Completed 41
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Featured Projects
  • In Progress
    Motivated by the National Academy of Engineering’s  14 Grand Challenges for Engineering  and increasing calls for a new engineering education paradigm, Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering, The Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, and the University of Southern ...

    Latest UpdateAugust 29, 2019

  • Completed
    Over a 20-month period, an ad hoc committee will explore a set of questions about the career choices of engineering graduates and those employed as engineers with non-engineering degrees in the United States in order to provide a comprehensive view of the career pathways and related decision making of engineering graduates and working engineers in the United States.

    Latest UpdateMay 22, 2019

  • In Progress
    The goal of this three-year project is to provide guidance to key stakeholders in US K-12 education regarding effective engineering education. The stakeholders include organizations leading development and implementation of the NGSS (i.e., Achieve, Inc. and the National Science Teachers ...

    Latest UpdateApril 24, 2019

  • In Progress
    Series of global summits for leading scientists and engineers, educators, policy leaders, students, and the public to address grand challenges.

    Latest UpdateApril 23, 2019

  • Completed
    The Engineering Education Leadership Institute served to imbue leaders of the engineering academic community with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to create environments that will successfully prepare engineering students for the technical and social challenges of practice in the 21st Century.

    Latest UpdateApril 3, 2019

  • In Progress
    All students should have the opportunity to study engineering, but despite long-standing calls to increase the numbers of women, African-Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Hispanics of any race, students from low-income families, and other underrepresented groups in undergraduate ...

    Latest UpdateFebruary 25, 2019

  • In Progress
    This 18-month project, overseen by the National Academy of Engineering in partnership with the Board on Science Education , will conduct extensive data gathering to better understand the current and anticipated future needs for engineering-literate PreK-12 educators in the United States and how ...

    Latest UpdateJanuary 18, 2019

  • In Progress
    Symposium bringing together engaged and innovative engineering educators to recognize, reward, and promote effective, substantive, and inspirational engineering education

    Latest UpdateJanuary 18, 2019

  • Completed
    This project reviews and recognizes the variety of exceptional programs and strategies for improving engineers’ understanding of ethical and social issues and creates a resource for those who aim to improve the ethical development of engineers at their own institutions.

    Latest UpdateNovember 28, 2018

  • Completed
    Global Grand Challenges Short Video Competition The Global Grand Challenges Summit is a major new initiative by the national academies of engineering in the UK, the US, and China. The summit will bring together leading international thinkers and innovators to explore new ...

    Latest UpdateAugust 20, 2018

  • Completed
    In 2010, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) received funding from the National Science Foundation to develop an online resource to provide “easy access to high quality case studies, best practices, and original scholarship in ethics in science, mathematics, and ...

    Latest UpdateJuly 13, 2018

  • The Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education (CASEE) is the first operating center of the National Academy of Engineering. We are dedicated to achieving excellence in engineering education, education that is effective, engaged, and efficient.

    Latest UpdateMarch 21, 2018

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