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 27
  • Program 1
  • Award 1
Areas of Interest
  • Competitiveness 4
  • Diversity 10
  • Education 29
  • Energy 5
  • Environment 7
  • Ethics 3
  • Healthcare 5
  • Honoring Engineers 10
  • Media and Journalism 1
  • Understanding Engineering 10
Project Status
  • In Progress 5
  • Completed 24
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  • Completed
    This 18-month project, overseen by the National Academy of Engineering in partnership with the Board on Science Education , will conduct extensive data gathering to better understand the current and anticipated future needs for engineering-literate PreK-12 educators in the United States and how ...

    Latest UpdateFebruary 19, 2020

  • 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

  • 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 UpdateJanuary 20, 2022

  • 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
    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
    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
    Symposium bringing together engaged and innovative engineering educators to recognize, reward, and promote effective, substantive, and inspirational engineering education

    Latest UpdateJanuary 18, 2019

  • 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
    Series of global summits for leading scientists and engineers, educators, policy leaders, students, and the public to address grand challenges.

    Latest UpdateApril 25, 2022

  • 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

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