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  • Out of concern for the state of engineering in the United States, the National Science Foundation (NSF) created the Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) with the goal of improving engineering research and education and helping to keep the United States competitive in global markets. Since the ERC ...
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    National Materials and Manufacturing Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academy of Engineering; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    ISBN: 978-0-309-44971-7
    Release Date: September 22, 2016
  • In the aftermath of catastrophes, it is common to find prior indicators, missed signals, and dismissed alerts, that is, precursors that might have signaled impending danger and even averted the catastrophes. This report of a National Academy of Engineering workshop in July 2003 documents industrial and academic approaches to detecting, analyzing, and benefiting from accident precursors and examines public-sector and private-sector roles in the collection and use of precursor information. The report includes an analysis, findings, and recommendations by the authoring committee and 11 individually authored background papers on four topics: the opportunities of precursor analysis and management; risk assessment; risk management; and linking risk assessment and risk management.
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    National Academy of Engineering
    ISBN: 0-309-09216-7
    Release Date: January 1, 2004
  • Societies have sought to improve the outputs of their agricultural producers for thousands of years. Efforts to convey agricultural knowledge to farmers became known as extension services, a term adopted from programs at Oxford and Cambridge designed to extend the knowledge generated at universities to surrounding communities.
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    National Academy of Engineering; United States Institute of Peace
    ISBN: 978-0-309-25967-5
    Release Date: November 1, 2012
  • Thousands of gifted women and underrepresented minorities remain a disproportionally small fraction of those in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers, and industry, the largest employer category of those with STEM backgrounds, stands to benefit considerably from their greater ...
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    National Academy of Engineering
    ISBN: 978-0-309-26505-8
    Release Date: July 1, 2014
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    National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council
    ISBN: 978-0-309-56404-5
    Release Date: January 1, 1987
  • Approaches to Improve Engineering Design examines the theories and techniques for decision making under conditions of risk, uncertainty, and conflicting human values. This report attempts not only to analyze existing tools but also to identify opportunities to establish a more rigorous ...
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    National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council
    ISBN: 978-0-309-54224-1
    Release Date: January 1, 2002
  • The ability of the US military to prevail during future conflicts, and to fulfill its humanitarian and other missions, depends on continued advances in the nation’s technology base. A workforce with robust science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) capabilities is critical for ...
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    Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; with Board on Higher Education and Workforce; Policy and Global Affairs Division; National Research Council and National Academy of Engineering
    ISBN: 978-0-309-26213-2
    Release Date: October 25, 2012
  • The U.S. national security export controls system--which was instituted to impede Soviet acquisition of high technology from the West--is both necessary and appropriate. Balancing the National Interest provides a thorough analysis of this controls system, examining the current system of laws, ...
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    National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine
    ISBN: 978-0-309-03738-9
    Release Date: January 1, 1987
  • Nearly 40 percent of the students entering 2- and 4-year postsecondary institutions indicated their intention to major in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in 2012. But the barriers to students realizing their ambitions are reflected in the fact that about half of those with ...
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    Board on Science Education; Policy and Global Affairs; National Academy of Engineering; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    ISBN: 978-0-309-39098-9
    Release Date: January 1, 2016
  • This report explores a range of options for improving implementation of the US Department of the Interior’s congressional mandate to require the use of best available safety technologies in offshore oil and gas operations. The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act calls on the Secretary of the ...
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    Marine Board; National Academy of Engineering; National Research Council
    ISBN: 978-0-309-29427-0
    Release Date: January 1, 2013
  • Women scientists and engineers face barriers to success in every field of science and engineering. As a result, the country is deprived of an important source of talent. Without a transformation of academic institutions to bring down such barriers, the future vitality of the U.S. research base and economy is in jeopardy. Eliminating gender bias in academia will require basic reforms now, including decisive action by university administrators, professional societies, federal funding agencies and foundations, government agencies, and Congress. If implemented and coordinated across public, private, and government sectors, the actions recommended in this report will help to improve workplace environments for all employees and strengthen the foundations of America’s competitiveness.
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    Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine
    ISBN: 0-309-10042-9
  • In the last 40 years, the number of women studying science and engineering (S&E) has increased dramatically. Women now earn 51 percent of S&E bachelor’s degrees and 37 percent of PhDs, including 45 percent in biomedical fields. Nevertheless, the number of women (especially African ...
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    Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy National Academy of Sciences National Academy of Engineering Institute of Medicine
    ISBN: 0-309-10041-0
  • The US health care enterprise can promote better health at lower cost by using a systems engineering approach that takes into account the ways people, processes, and organizations influence patient care. These elements are routinely poorly coordinated, leading to problems with the safety and ...
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    National Academy of Engineering and Institute of Medicine
    Release Date: July 10, 2013
  • This joint study by the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine includes findings and recommendations for building a strong partnership between engineers and health care professionals to address the crises facing health care delivery in the United States. The report focuses ...
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    National Academy of Engineering & Institute of Medicine
    ISBN: 0-309-09643-X
    Release Date: January 1, 2005
  • Despite decades of government, university, and employer efforts to close the gender gap in engineering, women make up only 11 percent of practicing engineers in the United States. What factors influence women graduates’ decisions to enter the engineering workforce and either stay in or leave ...
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    Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine; Policy and Global Affairs; National Research Council; National Academy of Engineering
    ISBN: 978-0-309-30581-5
    Release Date: October 3, 2014
  •   Established in 2002 by the National Academy of Engineering, the Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education (CASEE) envisions excellence in the engineering workforce through continuous improvement of engineering education. To foster this excellence, ...
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    National Academy of Engineering
    Release Date: August 1, 2004
  • Established in 2002 by the National Academy of Engineer, the Center for the Advancement of Scholarship of Engineering Education (CASEE) envisions excellence in the engineering workforce through continuous improvement of engineering education. To foster this excellence, CASEE’s mission is to ...
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    National Academy of Engineering
    Release Date: August 1, 2005
  • Established in 2002 by the National Academy of Engineering, the Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education (CASEE) envisions excellence in the engineering workforce through continuous improvement of engineering education. To foster this excellence, CASEE’s mission is to enable engineering education to meet, in a significantly better way, the needs of employers, educators, students, and society at large.
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    National Academy of Engineering
    Release Date: August 1, 2005
  • Established in 2002 by the National Academy of Engineering, the Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education (CASEE) envisions excellence in the engineering workforce through continuous improvement of engineering education. To foster this excellence, CASEE’s mission is to enable engineering education to meet, in a significantly better way, the needs of employers, educators, students, and society at large.
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    National Academy of Engineering
    Release Date: August 1, 2006
  • Established in 2002 by the National Academy of Engineering, the Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education (CASEE) envisions excellence in the engineering workforce through continuous improvement of engineering education. To foster this excellence, CASEE’s mission is to enable engineering education to meet, in a significantly better way, the needs of employers, educators,students, and society at large.
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    National Academy of Engineering
    Release Date: August 1, 2007
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