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September 26, 2016
Sustainability at the Academies
Staff Seminar Series

September 27, 2016
Promising Practices for Strengthening the Regional STEM Workforce Development Ecosystem

October 3, 2016
Scientific Collaboration of the U.S. and Mexican National Academies of Sciences

October 4-5, 2016
Housing, Health, and Homelessness: Evaluating the Evidence
Committee Meeting

October 14, 2016
The Labor Market and Human Resource Management Implications of Entrepreneurship

Media Coverage

Rising Workshop

Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Developing Regional Innovation Environments: A Workshop Summary (June 2012)
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Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited: Rapidly Approaching Category 5 (2010)
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Rising Above the Gathering Storm Two Years Later: Accelerating Progress Toward a Brighter Economic Future. Summary of a Convocation (January 2009)
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Rising Above The Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future (2007)
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May 27, 2016
Q&A: Will Senate COMPETES bill narrow partisan gap in Congress over U.S. research policy?
An influential 2005 report by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine had argued for the importance of training 10,000 new science and math teachers at the elementary and secondary school level “to educate 10 million minds.”

April 6, 2016
Students navigate skies to prepare for future
AdVantage News
The National Academy of Sciences has made a number of recommendations for how to prepare the United States to compete in the global economy of the 21st century and STEM challenges are the result of one of them.

November 6, 2015
The humanities must work to promote their worth to the public
Inside Higher Ed (Opinion)
In 2005, the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science (now called the Committee on Science, Space and Technology) asked the National Academies to “conduct an assessment of America's ability to compete and prosper in the 21st century.

March 30, 2015
Clover Corner: STEM Fest
Spencer Daily Reporter
In 2007 the National Academies (National Academy of Science, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine) stated that the United States' competitiveness in science and technology has decreased.

February 2015
The Changing Political Climate for US Science
Physics Today
Many members of Congress who were in office when the National Academies’ influential NRC report, Rising Above the Gathering Storm of 2007 (and its update), appreciate the resonance of our recent report with arguments made in the Gathering Storm report. But that number is not large.

September 18, 2014
ANALYSIS: Can Scientists put a Face on Basic Research?
She was only 4 years old when Gordon joined three lawmakers from both parties in asking the U.S. National Academies to describe the 10 most important steps the federal government should take to strengthen U.S. science.

September 16, 2014
New Report's Recipe for Economic Success: Nurturing University-Business Ties
Chronicle of Higher Education
That line can be traced back to a 2005 report by the National Academies, "Rising Above the Gathering Storm," that was seen by many as an especially influential document.

August 20, 2014
Maths and Science are Increasingly Critical to Career Success: Kemp
Reuters UK (Opinion)
In 2007, the prestigious National Research Council, an umbrella group for the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine, published an alarming report entitled "Rising above the gathering storm: energizing and employing America for a brighter economic future." reprints---South China Morning Post August 24, 2014; Gulfnews August 29, 2014

June 30, 2014
Data Check: US Producing More STEM Graduates Even without Proposed Initiatives
Six months later, a prestigious panel assembled by the National Academies warned Congress that retaining U.S. global competitiveness would require more and better STEM teachers.

April 20, 2014
Festival Helps Cultivate Student Interest in STEM
Marshalltown Times Republican
After a sharp decline in students studying in STEM fields during the 1990s and early 2000s, a 2006 report by the United States National Academies recommended an increase in science, technology, engineering and math training for students at all levels of the K-12 system.
April 1, 2014
The Importance of Science and Technology Research
North Dallas Gazette (Op-Ed)
In 2007, the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology passed bipartisan, landmark legislation based upon recommendations from the 2005 National Academies’ report entitled “Rising Above the Gathering Storm.”  
The Atlantic
Three such reports were published in 2005 alone, by the Council on Competitiveness, by a special committee appointed by the National Research Council, and by a group of 15 business and technology organizations...
March 17, 2014
"STEM Shortage" Debate Reveals Fundamental Disagreements, Some Common Ground
... to advance technological innovation and productivity internationally," (according to its website) and whose board of directors includes representatives of a number of large high-technology companies, the event took place at a National Academies…
March 6, 2014
PURCELL COLUMN: First Step Toward America's Future
The Sentinel (Op-Ed)
But, according to a study by the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and Institute of Medicine, we're beginning to fall behind...
February 19, 2014
A Positive Spin: Can Bubbles Support Tech Education?
Huffington Post
What they have realized, thanks to a 2007 report titled Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing American for a Brighter Economic Future by the National Academies, is that weakness in STEM can translate quickly into a slowing economy, ...
November 7, 2013
Republican Plan to Guide NSF Programs Draws Darts, and Befuddlement, From Research Advocates
The original COMPETES Act, adopted in 2007, grew out of a high-profile 2005 National Academies’ report, Rising Above the Gathering Storm, that called for doubling federal investment in the physical sciences and improving the quality of the nation’s STEM teacher workforce.

October 31, 2013
Republicans, Dems set to clash on role of federal R&D amid dwindling funding, certainty
Energy & Environment
It was a response in large part to a National Academy of Sciences report, "Rising Above the Gathering Storm," that called for a comprehensive and coordinated federal effort on science funding and education to re-establish U.S. leadership.

 September 27, 2013
House Science Committee Drafts Controversial Bill on U.S. Research Funding
Science Now
The 2007 law adopted many of the recommendations in a 2005 report from the National Academies on how to keep the country competitive in a global economy. In addition to authorizing large budget increases for those agencies, the bill advocated for a new ...
September 9, 2013
Science Careers (blog)
In recent years, reports from the National Institutes of Health, the National Academies, and the American Chemical Society have explored the causes and the harmful effects of the oversupply of young scientists. Sequestration appears to be reducing...
August 29, 2013
Scientists, educators and corporate leaders support the National Academy of Sciences’ finding that it will take dramatically expanded government financing for the United States to bounce back in the R&D race.
August 1, 2013
High Marks For Standardized Tests
Washington Post (opinion)
Norman R. Augustine is chairman of the National Academies' congressionally mandated review of U.S. competitiveness. He is a former chairman and chief executive of Lockheed Martin Corp. The chief problem with U.S. schools apparently isn't high dropout ...
June 21, 2013
As the landmark 2007 National Academy of Sciences Report, Rising Above the Gathering Storm described, for example, perhaps 50 percent of the current GDP in industrialized countries is a product of fundamental research performed a generation ago…
June 20, 2013
Save the Humanities--From Themselves
Pacific Standard
The authors aim for their report to echo the impact that the National Academies' 2005 report on science and math education, “Rising Above the Gathering Storm,” had on those fields. It's an uphill fight in a nation that's always been friendlier to ...
June 18, 2013
Humanities and Social Sciences are Central to National Goals, Report Argues
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)
The report does not, however, set dollar amounts or measurable goals of the sort that were contained in an influential 2005 report, "Rising Above the Gathering Storm," issued by the National Academies, which set benchmarks to support science ...
May 23, 2013
Cyber Security Expert Answers Readers' Questions
CNN (blog)
I recommend finding online the two (free) reports "Rising above the Gathering Storm" and "Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Revisited" by the National Academies Press. These didn't get much public attention when they were published, but what they have...


May 7, 2013
Will Business Step In to End a Sequester-Driven Research Funding Gap?
Scientific American (blog)
For example, the influential 2005 National Academies report “Rising above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future,” paved the way for the America Competes Act in 2007 (reauthorized in 2010), which...

May 6, 2013
Republicans Should Love 'Common Core'
The Wall Street Journal
This is one of the reasons the 2010 report “Rising Above the Gathering Storm” by the National Academies warned that America's ability to compete effectively with other nations is fading. The crisis is caused by the way math is currently taught in schools...

May 1, 2013
Science and Economy: Don't Judge Research on Economics Alone
A 2007 report from the US National Academies indicated that advances in science and technology would benefit the US economy and underpin its competitiveness in the global job market...

April 3, 2013
Editorial: The Innovation Institution
The Brown Daily Herald
The Washington Post reported on a study prepared for the National Academy of Sciences that, between 1970 and 1975, federal funding for research and development “fell as a percentage of gross domestic product by 54 percent” in physical sciences. This is ...

April 3, 2013
Sequester Will Force Universities to Scale Back Scientific Research
Duncan says sequestration “is terrible for U.S. competitiveness,” pointing to a 2010 National Academies of Sciences study that showed the U.S. has begun to lag behind other countries in math and the sciences. “In spite of the efforts of both those in...
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March 18, 2013
Research HHMI Gives $22 Million to National Teaching Training Network
Science Now
Formed in 2007 as a follow-up to a National Academies report that recommended a national effort to draw more science and math majors into teaching, NMSI has focused on scaling up a teacher preparation program developed at the University of Texas...


February 27, 2013
America's Research Adviser: Science's Go-to Guy
With the ear of politicians and the respect of researchers, Norman Augustine is the most influential non-scientist in US science....


February 21, 2013
Robert C. Richardson, Laureate in Physics, Dies at 75
New York Times
He was one of the authors of a National Academy of Sciences report in 2005 that urgently called for better science education and other measures to keep the United States competitive in a global economy. Robert Coleman Richardson was born on June 26...

February 13, 2013
Obama Keeps Faith in Science and Warns of Cyber Threats
New Scientist (blog)
While the precise numbers from that analysis have been questioned, the importance of continued innovation to the future economic competitiveness of the US has been stressed in multiple reports, notably from the US National Academies. On Monday, The ...

February 1, 2013
Departing Energy Secretary Offers Climate Warning
The Hill (blog)
The first of those studies, published in 2005, was the landmark report "Rising above the Gathering Storm", produced by a joint committee of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. It warned about the United States' ability to prosper...

July 10, 2012
Education and Training Has Not Kept Pace
The New York Times
Even at the peak of economic prosperity, there were indications of a gap between the skills demanded by employers and the skills possessed by U.S. workers. The 2007 National Academy of Sciences report, "Rising Above the Gathering Storm," warned that unless the U.S. addressed the shortfall of workers with the math and science background increasingly required for high-tech jobs, it would lose its competitive advantage in science- and technology-based activities...


June 29, 2012
Norman Augustine: Science Leader Recognized for Character Education
The Huffington PostThe first of those studies, published in 2005, was the landmark report "Rising above the Gathering Storm", produced by a joint committee of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. It warned about the United States' ability to prosper...

June 22, 2012
Video: Norman Augustine on the STEM Crisis
U.S. News & World Report
Augustine rang alarm bells in 2005 with the publication of Rising Above the Gathering Storm, a paper by the National Academy of Sciences that said if the...

May 11, 2012
The Government Must Make a Serious Investment in Higher Education
Huffington Post
The National Academy of Sciences reports that in order to stay economically competitive, we need to educate more people in these critical areas and tap the talents of communities, such as women and minority students, who are historically less likely to...