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Simons Foundation to Provide $10 Million Challenge Grant
ANNOUNCEMENT

Simons Foundation to Provide
$10 Million Challenge Grant

May 3 – A gift from the Simons Foundation will launch a special campaign to raise matching funds for the newly created Ralph J. and Carol M. Cicerone Endowment for NAS Missions announced today.

  • ANNOUNCEMENT

    Simons Foundation to Provide
    $10 Million Challenge Grant

    May 3 – A gift from the Simons Foundation will launch a special campaign to raise matching funds for the newly created Ralph J. and Carol M. Cicerone Endowment for NAS Missions announced today.

  • ELECTION

    Academy Elects New Members,
    Foreign Associates

    May 3 - The National Academy of Sciences elected 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 14 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

  • MEETING

    NAS 153rd Annual Meeting 

    April 29 - The National Academy of Sciences video webcast selected presentations and ceremonies at its 153rd annual meeting. Follow the annual meeting activities on Twitter @theNASciences and join the conversation #NAS153.

  • NEW PUBLICATION

    Summary of a Symposium on Gain-of-Function Research

    April 29 - A new publication summarizes proceedings of a recent Academies symposium on “gain-of-function” research, which involves altering the capabilities of pathogens with pandemic potential.

Cicerone Portrait Unveiled

NAS President Ralph Cicerone's official portrait, painted by Jon Friedman (left), was presented to Cicerone Monday morning during the Academy's annual meeting.
Cicerone and Friedman

Video Contest Deadline Approaching

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NAE's E4U3Engineering for You (E4U3) video contest: "Mega Engineering." Many of the world's biggest endeavors are mega engineering projects that require multidisciplinary teams working across countries and cultures. Introduce your mega engineering project in a one to two minute video by May 31 for a chance at the grand prize of $25,000!

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