Contact Us  |  Search:   
 
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Policy and Global Affairs
Home
Quick Links

Events

March 28
, 2017
Strategies for Addressing Sexual Harassment in Academic Science, Engineering, and Medicine
Workshop

March 29, 2017
Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering
Webinar

April 11, 2017
Jefferson Science Fellowship Lecture with Dr. Sharmila Mukhopadhyay
Lecture Series







News
Harassment Small Slider
March 28, 2017
Event
Strategies for Addressing Sexual Harassment in Academic Science, Engineering, and Medicine
The Committee on the Impacts of Sexual Harassment in Academia will convene a 1-day workshop in Washington D.C. on March 28th 2017 to discuss policies, strategies, and practices for addressing sexual harassment in academia. See agenda and registration…

GUIRR webinars small
March 29, 2017
Webinar
Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering
On March 29, 2017, at 1:00 pm, please join GUIRR for a webinar with Emilda Rivers, Deputy Division Director for the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics at the National Science Foundation, to discuss the contents of the new Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering report. Register here.

Celebration of Stories of Women Small Slider
March 27, 2017
EVENT
A Celebration of Stories of Women in STEMM
On March 27th, the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine hosted an afternoon symposium and reception dedicated to exploring and celebrating some of the vast diversity of stories of women in STEMM. The guest speakers shared personal tales of courage, perseverance, humility, mentorship, and above all, a deep love for STEMM. 

GUIRR Innovation Economy Workshop small slider
February  28, 2017
Workshop
Thriving in the Innovation Economy through Collaborations of Government, Universities, and Industry
GUIRR held a free workshop on February 28, 2017 on building regional collective intelligence to drive innovation and economic growth.
Learn more...

Next Generation Researchers Small Slider
January 30, 2017
New Study
Next Generation Researchers
A new study will identify ways to improve career opportunities for the Next Generation of Researchers in the Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences. The study reflects concerns voiced in the 21st Century Cures Act (see Science), bolstered by recent findings from researchers using U.S. Census date to examine workforce trends (see Nature).

Identifying the Culprit Small Slider
January 30, 2017
Report
Identifying the Culprit
On January 6, the Justice Department issued procedures for how the FBI and other department law enforcement agencies should ask eyewitnesses to identify suspects using photo lineups and how federal prosecutors weigh that evidence to avoid erroneous convictions. These guidelines implement several of the recommendations in Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification (2014).

Young Observer Program Small Slider
January  27, 2017
Fellowship
IUPAC Young Observer Program
The U.S. National Committee for IUPAC is seeking outstanding U.S. scientists and engineers under the age of 45, with interests and expertise related to the working groups of IUPAC, to travel as Young Observers to Brazil. Learn more…

SBIR and STTR small slider
December 21, 2016
Event
The Assessment of SBIR and STTR Programs
On Dec. 21, a workshop discussed the findings and recommendations of the report on the SBIR and STTR programs at the Department of Energy, which is the final report of the Committee on Capitalizing on Science, Technology, and Innovation: An Assessment of the Small Business Research Program (Phase II). It provided an opportunity to mark the Committee’s extensive work in documenting the concept and performance of these programs, as well as a look ahead to the future of these programs.

Slider small Pakistan
November 28, 2016
Grants
Pakistan-US Grant Accepting Proposals
The Pakistan - U.S. Science & Technology Cooperation Program was accepting jointly developed research proposals in a wide range of focal areas! Max funding: $500,000 (combined Pakistan - U.S.).

Presidential Appointments Small Slider
November 17, 2016
News
Ensuring the Best Presidential Science, Technology, and Medicine Appointments in the New Administration
Policy and Global Affairs has updated the list of key leadership positions in the new Administration to which scientists and engineers bring unique strengths. The list is drawn from Science and Technology for America's Progress: Ensuring the Best Presidential Appointments in the New Administration (2008) and earlier reports by the Committee on Science, Engineering, Medicine, and Public Policy (COSEMPUP). Read the brochure (pdf).

STEP Robotics and AI small slider
December 12, 2016
Event
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence: Policy Implications for the Next Decade
On Dec. 12, experts and policymakers gathered to explore the implications of artificial intelligence and robotics in society, looking at economic impacts, ethical and legal considerations, and security implications. The workshop featured keynote addresses by Jason Furman, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, and Arati Prabhaker, head of DARPA. View agenda and register.

Military event small
December 6, 2016
Event
The Military as a Pathway to Skilled Technical Jobs
On Dec. 6, an afternoon symposium focused on “The Military as a Pathway to Skilled Technical Jobs” and explored how the Department of Defense could better integrate skills transition in military training and how such training could be better transferred to the civilian workforce. This symposium brought together representatives from government, the military, academia and the private sector. View agenda.

BISO Soils Small Slider
December 5, 2016
Workshop
Soils: The Foundation of Life
On World Soil Day (December 5) a workshop entitled, "Soils: The Foundation of Life," encouraged the incorporation of scientific soil concepts by decision makers, members of the public and private sectors, and the general public in decisions at very different scales, from national and state policy to the choices that people make every day.  Learn more and register...

Academies Reading List Small Image
November 8, 2016
News
Academies Reading List for the new Congress and Administration in 2017
Want to see a quick snapshot of what we do, and how we help the government? Check out the Academies Reading List which lists our most relevant reports for the new Congress and Administration in 2017 as they contemplate the need to govern this nation after the elections. Click on the any of the titles to view the report and read online for free!

Cedar Rapids Resilience Small Slider
November 3, 2016
News
Cedar Rapids Recovering from Late September Flood
Two Resilient America Roundtable pilot communities have had to cope with flooding in recent weeks. Charleston, S.C. is still assessing the damage from the storm surge and flooding that accompanied Hurricane Matthew. Meanwhile, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is well into its recovery from flooding along the Cedar River in late September. Read more...

AA Frontiers Small Slider
November 5-7, 2016
Symposium
4th Arab-American Frontiers Symposium
On November 5-7, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, the 4th Arab-American Frontiers Symposium bought together young researchers from the United States and MENA countries to explore areas of critical importance to both regions. Watch a video about this event...

Resilient Extreme Event Small Slider
October 12, 2016
News
New Extreme Event game - Earthquake!
The award-winning Extreme Event game, developed by ResilientAmerica and the Koshland Science Museum, is back with an all-new scenario: Earthquake! This role-playing game gives players a taste of what it takes to prepare for and respond to an earthquake. All game materials are free. Check out the three games: Hurricane, Flood, and Earthquake. See Extreme-Event.org for details.

PEER Grants Small Slider
October 14, 2016
NEWS
PEER Grant now accepting pre-proposals
Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) is now accepting pre-proposals. PEER is a competitive grants program that funds scientists in developing countries working in cooperation with their U.S. government-supported colleagues. Those interested were encouraged to attend the November 9 webinar describing eligibility requirements and the application process. Learn more…

BRDI Symposium Small Slider
October 28, 2016
Event
Public Symposium on Semantic Interoperability at Scale
The Board of Research Data and Information (BRDI) organized a public symposium, Semantic Interoperability at Scale, on Friday, October 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. 

Biso Finland small slider
July 31 - August 2, 2016
EVENT
U.S. - Finland Workshop on Mathematics Education
Video recordings are available from the Workshop on Supporting Mathematics Teachers and Teaching in the United States and Finland, a bilateral meeting of U.S. and Finnish mathematics educators, attended by 30 mathematics professionals in-person and approximately 70 virtually.

STS Panel - Small Slider
September 20, 2016
News
Recent Presentation from STS Director Jerry Miller
On September 20th, Science and Technology for Sustainability Director Jerry Miller moderated a plenary panel of experts on Comparative Environmental Management at the Global Marine Sustainability meeting in Scotland. Watch his remarks.

STEP Labor Market Small Slider
October 14, 2016
Event
The Labor Market and Human Resource Management Implications of Entrepreneurship
How do entrepreneurial firms affect human resource management and related labor market outcomes? On October 14, hear from leading labor and employment relations scholars on a topic of growing interest to policymakers, business leaders, and academics. View Agenda and Register

Homelessness Small Slider
Ongoing
New Study
Housing, Health, and Homelessness: Evaluating the Evidence
The first committee meeting for the study, Housing, Health, and Homelessness: Evaluating the Evidence, was held on October 4. During the open session, panel discussions addressed a variety of perspectives on housing, health, and homelessness. 

IAP Small Slider
Ongoing
New Project
Scientific Input to Global Policymaking
The InterAcademy Partnership – the global network of national science, medical and engineering academies – today launched a new three-year project on scientific advice for global policymaking. The project will explore how to strengthen scientific input to the United Nations, governments, and other stakeholders aimed at achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Read more

CHR 40 Years Small Slider
August 2016
News
Committee on Human Rights Celebrates 40 Years
The Committee on Human Rights (CHR) is celebrating its 40th anniversary (see timeline). CHR’s advocacy has helped to resolve the cases of hundreds of scientists, engineers, and health professionals subjected to severe repression for practicing their professions or for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression. For more information, view the CHR infographic and missions handout.
 
PGA_054800PGA_041596PGA_041690PGA_041695PGA_041692PGA_073332PGA_041693PGA_041694PGA_041691PGA_041696