Media Room

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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  • Mar282018
    Mar 28 2018 NAE Regional Meeting hosted by UC San Diego
    Join us at the National Academy of Engineering regional meeting and symposium, hosted by UC San Diego, as thought leaders and changemakers discuss transformative research in the microbiome, genetics, and computing, and how the formerly invisible has been made visible through ...
    Qualcomm Institute
    San Diego, CA
  • Jan12018
    Jan 01 2018 - Apr 01 2018 2018 NAE Awards Call for Nominations
    To submit a nomination, you must go online at For more information, call (202) 334-1266.
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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
  • “Sonic Weapon” or Accident?
    Posted March 18, 2018

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    Investigators are exploring the possibility that a mysterious “sonic weapon” may have been used against U-S and Canadian diplomats in Cuba, who suffered a variety of symptoms. But there might be simpler explanation.
  • Eating Monitor
    Posted March 11, 2018

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    Developing healthy eating habits could get much easier with a new technology that tracks your chewing.
  • Power Line Robots
    Posted March 4, 2018

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    Strong winds like those we’ve been having can cause power outages when trees or branches fall on electric lines. Robots may soon come to the rescue.
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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.”