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Memorial Tributes
  • This is the 20th Volume in the series Memorial Tributes compiled by the National Academy of Engineering as a personal remembrance of the lives and outstanding achievements of its members and foreign associates. These volumes are intended to stand as an enduring record of the many contributions of ...
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NAE Annual Report
  • Provides details on the scope and depth of NAE work performed in 2015. These activities have been conceived and executed to pursue our goal of providing objective, independent advice to the federal government and the engineering community and to proactively promote the technological welfare of the nation.

  • ISBN978-0-309-45618-0
    Copyright2017
    Teachers are typically not seen as education policy makers, but they possess the knowledge and information that can contribute to the development of effective policies.
    Authoring institutionTeacher Advisory Council; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Academy of Engineering; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateMarch 30, 2017
  • ISBN978-0-309-45600-5
    Copyright2017
    The sea ice surrounding Antarctica has increased in extent and concentration from the late 1970s, when satellite-based measurements began, until 2015. Although this increasing trend is modest, it is surprising given the overall warming of the global climate and the region. Indeed, climate models, ...
    Authoring institutionPolar Research Board; Ocean Studies Board; Division on Earth and Life Studies; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateMarch 24, 2017
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-43771-4
    Copyright2017
    Engineering technologists and technicians play an important role in the nation’s technical workforce. Unfortunately, 1 in 3 employers say that they do not know the difference between a traditional engineer and someone with an engineering technology background.  A new report by The ...
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateFebruary 15, 2017
  • ISBN978-0-309-45122-2
    Copyright2017
    This is the fourth in a series of five letter reports that provide an independent review of the more than 30 evidence reports that NASA has compiled on human health risks for long-duration and exploration spaceflights.This letter report reviews eight evidence reports and examines the quality of ...
    Authoring institutionBoard on Health Sciences Policy; Health and Medicine Division; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 2017
  • ISBN978-0-309-45420-9
    Copyright2017
    The social cost of carbon (SC-CO2) is an economic metric intended to provide a comprehensive estimate of the net damages - that is, the monetized value of the net impacts, both negative and positive - from the global climate change that results from a small (1-metric ton) increase in ...
    Authoring institutionBoard on Environmental Change and Society; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 2017
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-45036-2
    Copyright2017
    This volume presents papers on the topics covered at the National Academy of Engineering's 2016 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. Every year the symposium brings together 100 outstanding young leaders in engineering to share their cutting-edge research and innovations in selected areas.
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 2017
  • ISBN978-0-309-45244-1
    Copyright2017
    The United States has long recognized that the nation’s prosperity and security depend on how we address challenges of disasters, poverty, famine, and disease around the world. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has played a vital role in promoting U.S. national and ...
    Authoring institutionDevelopment, Security, and Cooperation; Policy and Global Affairs; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 2017
  • ISBN978-0-309-45353-0
    Copyright2017
    In May 2016, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a workshop on Cryptographic Agility and Interoperability. Speakers at the workshop discussed the history and practice of cryptography, its current challenges, and its future possibilities. This publication summarizes ...
    Authoring institutionForum on Cyber Resilience; Computer Science and Telecommunications Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 2017
  • ISBN978-0-309-45117-8
    Copyright2017
    Military operations produce a great deal of trash in an environment where standard waste management practices may be subordinated to more pressing concerns. As a result, ground forces have long relied on incineration in open-air pits as a means of getting rid of refuse. Concerns over possible ...
    Authoring institutionDavid A. Savitz, Anne N. Styka, and David A. Butler, Editors; Committee on the Assessment of the Department of Veterans Affairs Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry; Board on the Health of Select Populations; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice; Health and Medicine Division; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 2017
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-45905-1
    Copyright2017
    The future security, economic growth, and competitiveness of the United States depend on its capacity to innovate. Major sources of innovative capacity are the new knowledge and trained students generated by U.S. research universities. However, many of the complex technical and societal problems ...
    Authoring institutionNational Materials and Manufacturing Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academy of Engineering; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 2017
  • ISBN978-0-309-45163-5
    Copyright2016
    Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are “engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon, the seamless integration of computational algorithms and physical components.” CPS can be small and closed, such as an artificial pancreas, or very large, complex, and interconnected, such as a ...
    Authoring institutionComputer Science and Telecommunications Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateDecember 27, 2016
  • ISBN978-0-309-45069-0
    Copyright2016
    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine was asked by the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology and Engineering to assess the threat of high-speed weapons and recommendations to counter the threat. This report reviews the current and evolving threats, ...
    Authoring institutionAir Force Studies Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateNovember 17, 2016
  • ISBN978-0-309-45112-3
    Copyright2016
    The Air Force (USAF) has continuously sought to improve the speed with which it develops new capabilities to accomplish its various missions in air, space, and cyberspace. Historically, innovation has been a key part of USAF strategy, and operating within an adversary’s OODA loop (observe, ...
    Authoring institutionAir Force Studies Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateNovember 10, 2016
  • ISBN978-0-309-44787-4
    Copyright2016
    The Workshop on the Role of Experimentation Campaigns in the Innovation Cycle was held in January 2016 to define and assess the current use of experimentation campaigns within the Air Force, evaluate barriers to their use, and make recommendations to increase their use. Participants at the ...
    Authoring institutionAir Force Studies Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateOctober 31, 2016
  • ISBN978-0-309-43729-5
    Copyright2016
    This is the 20th Volume in the series Memorial Tributes compiled by the National Academy of Engineering as a personal remembrance of the lives and outstanding achievements of its members and foreign associates. These volumes are intended to stand as an enduring record of the many contributions of ...
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering
    Publication DateOctober 1, 2016
  • ISBN978-0-309-44915-1
    Copyright2016
    Extremely hazardous substances can be released accidentally as a result of chemical spills, industrial explosions, fires, or accidents involving railroad cars and trucks transporting EHSs. Workers and residents in communities surrounding industrial facilities where these substances are ...
    Authoring institutionBoard on Environmental Studies and Toxicology; Division on Earth and Life Studies; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateSeptember 26, 2016
  • Logo Institute
    ISBN978-0-309-44971-7
    Copyright2016
    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 ...
    Authoring institutionNational Materials and Manufacturing Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academy of Engineering; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateSeptember 22, 2016
  • ISBN978-0-309-45052-2
    Copyright2016
    Beyond Compliance: Strengthening the Safety Culture of the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry summarizes recommendations to industry and regulators to strengthen and sustain the safety culture of the offshore oil and gas industry. The committee that prepared the report addresses conceptual challenges ...
    Authoring institutionTransportation Research Board; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateSeptember 21, 2016
  • ISBN978-0-309-44343-2
    Copyright2016
    One of the most significant and uncertain aspects of climate change projections is the impact of aerosols on the climate system. Aerosols influence the climate indirectly by interacting with nearby clouds leading to small changes in cloud cover, thickness, and altitude, which significantly affect ...
    Authoring institutionBoard on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate; Division on Earth and Life Studies; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateAugust 31, 2016
  • ISBN978-0-309-37142-1
    Copyright2016
    Electricity, supplied reliably and affordably, is foundational to the U.S. economy and is utterly indispensable to modern society. However, emissions resulting from many forms of electricity generation create environmental risks that could have significant negative economic, security, and ...
    Authoring institutionBoard on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy; Board on Energy and Environmental Systems; Policy and Global Affairs; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateAugust 30, 2016