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.

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  • Project 23
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  • Award 1
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  • Competitiveness 4
  • Diversity 6
  • Education 25
  • Energy 4
  • Environment 5
  • Ethics 3
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  • Honoring Engineers 8
  • Media and Journalism 1
  • Understanding Engineering 10
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  • In Progress 3
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  • Completed
    The Annals of Research on Engineering Education (AREE) (, was developed (with NSF support via grant DUE-0434960) with the primary goal of advancing education research through communication. AREE provided links to education research articles drawn from a group of participating ...

    Latest UpdateJuly 9, 2012

  • Completed
    From 2005 to 2010, CASEE underwrote the expenses of the New Faculty Fellows program of the Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE). The FIE conference is sponsored by the ASEE Education Research and Methods Division, the IEEE Education Society, and the IEEE Computer Society. The purpose of the ...

    Latest UpdateFebruary 19, 2013

  • Completed
    This workshop, supported by NSF (via grant DUE-0523255), brought together engineering education researchers and sociologists to frame a research agenda by which to begin to explore the challenge of integrating pedagogical and curricular innovations into the engineering classroom. In order to ...

    Latest UpdateFebruary 21, 2013

  • Completed
    The National Academy of Engineering and NRC Board on Science Education are overseeing a new study of integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (iSTEM) education at the K-12 level. The project aims to develop a strategic research agenda for determining the approaches and ...

    Latest UpdateSeptember 2, 2014

  • 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

  • Completed
    The ability of the United States to support innovation requires production and retention of individuals highly skilled in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, and technology (STEM). These STEM professionals work in a widely disseminated global enterprise spanning government, industry, and ...

    Latest UpdateFebruary 15, 2017

  • 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
    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

  • 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

  • Completed
    NAE Transitions the Management of LinkEngineering to the ITEEA 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 ...

    Latest UpdateApril 20, 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

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