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May 7, 2019
2019 Spring Fellowship Roundtable
Washington, DC

May 16, 2019
2019 NRC Research Associateship Programs Annual LPR Meeting
Washington, DC

May 22, 2019
71st STEP Board Meeting
Washington, DC


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April 22, 2019
Commercialization Best Practices for Universities
The Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable will host a webinar on Thursday, April 25 at 1:00pm ET to discuss a report from the University of Michigan's Economic Growth Institute assessing university collaboration and tech commercialization best practices. Register now.

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April 22, 2019
Academy Members Selected as IAP Co-Chairs
At the triennial General Assembly of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), held in Songdo, South Korea, Cherry Murray, a member of NAS and NAE, and Peggy Hamburg, NAM member and foreign secretary, were elected to serve as co-chairs of the InterAcademy Partnership. Read more.

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April 15, 2019
Innocence Network Honors Co-Chairs of Forensic Science Report
The committee that authored the 2009 CSTL report, Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward has received the Innocence Network’s 2018 Champion of Justice Award. The award pays tribute to lasting effect of the report on the 10th anniversary of its publication. Read more.

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April 12, 2019
More than $4.4 Million in Funding Announced though U.S. – Egypt S&T Joint Fund
Funding for 14 collaborative research projects has been announced through Cycle 19 of the U.S. - Egypt S&T Joint Fund, which facilitates grants to foster research collaboration between Egyptian and U.S. scientists. These 14 projects focus on a variety of topics of importance to the U.S. and Egypt, including improvements in desalination technologies, textile engineering, and aquaculture. For more information, please visit the program website, and view the 14 new projects.

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April 12, 2019
A National Convening on the Integration of Arts, Humanities, and STEMM in Higher Education
On April 12, the Board on Higher Education and Workforce held a National Convening on the Integration of Arts, Humanities, and STEMM in Higher Education. Learn more...

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March 20, 2019
New Report: Building and Measuring Community Resilience
To gain a better understanding of the knowledge gaps, research directions, and approaches that could be useful in supporting the development of resilient coastal communities, the Gulf Research Program sponsored a study by the National Academies’ ResilientAmerica Roundtable within the Policy and Global Affairs Division. View the report...

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March 2019
G20 Science Academies Release
Representatives from the National Academies of Sciences of the G20 countries provided recommendations for improving marine conservation to the Japanese Prime Minister for later consultation at this year's G20 Summit. Learn more...

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March 13, 2019
Russia Academy of Sciences Sign Five-Year Agreement
The President of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Presidents of NAS, NAE, and NAM have signed a five-year agreement to continue their cooperation on studies, workshops, and other activities in areas of mutual interest. Learn more...

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March 2019
NASEM Presidents Highlight Facts on Vaccine Safety
Concerned that misinformation is fueling measles outbreaks in the U.S. and elsewhere, the National Academies' presidents issued a message to draw attention to facts on vaccine safety. Learn more...

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March 21, 2019
STEM Workforce Diversity: Where do we go from here?
On March 21st New Voices, a cohort of emerging leaders in science, engineering and medicine will host six distinguished panelists to discuss efforts to diversify the national science, engineering and health workforce. Learn more...

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Ten-Year Anniversary of Forensics Study
Ten years ago, the National Academies released Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Chairwoman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee provided a statement for the ten-year anniversary. Learn more... 

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NAS President Co-Authors Commentary for Nature Magazine
In a Nature commentary, Marcia McNutt and colleagues make the case for the creation of a U.S. advisory board for research integrity and quality. Learn more...

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100th and 150th anniversaries of IUPAC and the Periodic Table
In celebration of its centenary and the International Year of the Periodic Table, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and the International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN) have created a Periodic Table of Younger Chemists. The National Academy of Sciences is the U.S. adhering body of IUPAC. Learn more

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February 7, 2019
Higher Education Re-Imagined
The Winter 2019 edition of Issues in Science and Technology features a special section of articles that aim to re-imagine U.S. higher education. An event on February 7th will discuss these articles. More information...

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February 6, 2019
Minority Serving Institutions: America's Underutilized Resource for Strengthening the STEM Workforce
On February 6, the Board on Higher Education and Workforce will host a national convocation on Minority Serving Institutions: America's Underutilized Resource for Strengthening the STEMM Workforce. Learn more...

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January 10, 2019
Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing: Continuing the Global Discussion: Proceedings of a Workshop - in Brief
The Committee on Science, Technology and Law held an event for the public release of Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing: Continuing the Global Discussion: Proceedings of a Workshop - in BriefThe publication provides a brief summary of the presentations and discussion from the November 2018 summit. View more...

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March 11, 2019
Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine
On March 11, the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine (CWSEM) will host an event on Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine. Learn more and register here...

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December 2018
Panel Discussion at AGU Fall Meeting
A Panel Discussion during the AGU Fall Meeting discussed recommendations from Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine with special emphasis on Earth and Space Science Work Environments. AGU’s Ethics, Response to Harassment, and Work-Climate Related Events at the Fall Meeting 2018 provided attendees the knowledge to help transform workplace culture at scientific institutions. Listen to the panel

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February 13, 2019
Strengthening Sustainability Programs and Curricula at the Undergraduate and Graduate Levels
The Board on Higher Education and Workforce will conduct a series of three public workshops focused on strengthening sustainability programs and curricula at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Join us on February 13 for the second workshop. Learn more...

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New Study on The Role of Inducement Prizes in the American Innovation Process
An expert committee under the Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy (STEP) will assemble and analyze evidence about the role of inducement prizes in the American innovation process. Learn more...

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January 2019
Check out our top downloaded 2018 reports
The most downloaded reports of 2018 included publications from the Board on Higher Education and Workforce and the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine. Learn more...

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December 2018
New Report from the InterAcademy Partnership
On November 28, the InterAcademy Partnership — the global network of science, engineering, and medical academies — released a new, wide-ranging report, Opportunities for Future Research and Innovation on Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture: The InterAcademy Partnership’s Global Perspective

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November 5-7, 2018
U.S. - Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund Holds Symposium
U.S. and Egyptian researchers with current Joint Fund Collaborative Research Grants met in Cairo November 5-7 for the 2018 Joint Fund Symposium. At the Symposium, grantees presented information on their research projects, met other program participants, and discussed the outcomes of past collaborative scientific research projects. More information...

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October 26, 2018
PEER Announces Upcoming $12 Million Award for Cancer Research
Partnerships for Enhances Engagement in Research (PEER) recently received $4 million in awards and has announced an upcoming sub-project that will award $12 million toward cervical cancer research. Learn more...

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November 4-6 2018
Sixth Arab-American Frontiers Symposium
The sixth Arab-American Frontiers symposium was held in partnership with, and hosted by, the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS) in Kuwait City on November 4-6, 2018.The meeting convened U.S. and Arab scientists, engineers, and medical professionals to discuss major scientific advances on a wide array of topics relevant to the MENA region and globally.