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 13
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  • Competitiveness 8
  • Diversity 13
  • Education 52
  • Energy 7
  • Environment 10
  • Ethics 16
  • Healthcare 7
  • Honoring Engineers 11
  • Media and Journalism 4
  • Understanding Engineering 16
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  • In Progress 5
  • Completed 8
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  • In Progress
    Despite calls to increase diversity throughout the engineering education enterprise and years of efforts by universities, K-12 schools, education-related organizations such as professional societies, and collaborations among those organizations, it remains true that Blacks/African-Americans, ...

    Latest UpdateJuly 7, 2021

  • Completed
    Engineer Your Life Coalition Develops National Campaign to Reposition Engineering as a Creative, Exciting and Rewarding Field for Women

    Latest UpdateApril 1, 2019

  • In Progress
    EngineerGirl is the NAE's primary outreach program to support girls and help them understand the opportunities available to them in engineering.

    Latest UpdateJune 22, 2021

  • 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 National Academy of Engineering’s Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education (CASEE) hosted an National Science Foundation sponsored (via a supplement to HRD-0533520) 3-day Colloquy on Minority Males in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics from August ...

    Latest UpdateMarch 1, 2016

  • In Progress
    “Neither the NAE nor any other organization can solve all the societal problems associated with racism, prejudice, and discrimination, but it is our responsibility to do our best in recommending solutions based on scientific evidence and engineering methods,” said Dr. Anderson. ...

    Latest UpdateJune 16, 2021

  • 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 UpdateJune 10, 2021

  • Completed
    Through this NSF-supported (HRD-0411994) project, HBCU deans identified annually 3-person teams that included at least 2 engineering faculty and up to 1 faculty member from a social science or education discipline. Each team participated in a one-year cycle of activities in 2004, 2005, or 2006. ...

    Latest UpdateJanuary 5, 2016

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