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NEW PARTNERSHIP

NAS, NAE, IOM Partner With USAID on Global Development Lab

April 3 -- NAS, together with NAE and IOM, will be among the cornerstone partners in USAID's newly launched Global Development Lab, established to explore cost-efficient, high-impact solutions to help people worldwide lift themselves out of extreme poverty. Read More

  • NEW PARTNERSHIP

    NAS, NAE, IOM Partner With USAID on Global Development Lab

    April 3 -- NAS, together with NAE and IOM, will be among the cornerstone partners in USAID's newly launched Global Development Lab, established to explore cost-efficient, high-impact solutions to help people worldwide lift themselves out of extreme poverty. Read More

  • NEW REPORT

    Reducing Fuel Consumption in Medium-
    and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

    April 3 -- The expanded use of both natural gas as a transportation fuel and aerodynamic devices on trailers could help reduce fuel consumption by medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, says a new National Research Council report.

  • NEW REPORT

    Health Standards for Long Duration and Exploration Spaceflights

    April 2 -- A new Institute of Medicine report says NASA should use an ethics framework to determine if extended or exploratory spaceflights that do not meet current health standards are acceptable.

  • NEW REPORT

    Evaluation of WFIRST/AFTA Mission

    March 18 -- Increasing the aperture and resolution of the WFIRST space telescope would add scientific capabilities as well as costs to the mission, says a new National Research Council report.

Philanthropy News

Peter O'Donnell Jr.Peter O'Donnell Jr. -- a long-time supporter of engineering, science, and math education -- has made a gift of $500,000 to the Charles M. Vest President's Opportunity Fund. "Peter O'Donnell's generous gift in tribute to former president Charles M. Vest will support NAE projects that will advance engineering solutions to many of society's greatest challenges," said National Academy of Engineering President C.D. (Dan) Mote Jr. Read More

New Video Contest

"Play It Safe" video Public Service Announcement contestThe Institute of Medicine and National Research Council are holding the "Play It Safe" video Public Service Announcement contest to raise awareness about sports-related concussions among youths. If you are between 13 and 22 years old, you can participate and help spread the word. Entries must be received by May 30, 2014.

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