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NEW REPORT

Optimizing the U.S. Optical and
Infrared Astronomy System

April 17 - A new report from the National Research Council recommends ways to better position the U.S. ground-based optical and infrared astronomy system to meet its decadal survey science objectives.

  • NEW REPORT

    Optimizing the U.S. Optical and
    Infrared Astronomy System

    April 17 - A new report from the National Research Council recommends ways to better position the U.S. ground-based optical and infrared astronomy system to meet its decadal survey science objectives.

  • NEW REPORT

    Building Healthier Communities
    After Disasters

    April 15 - U.S. communities and federal agencies should more intentionally seek to create healthier communities during disaster preparation and recovery efforts, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

  • NEW REPORT

    Actions to Help Promote
    Cognitive Health

    April 14 - Gradual and variable change in mental functions occurs naturally as people age. A new Institute of Medicine report presents top actions individuals can take to help maintain optimal cognitive function with age.

  • NEW REPORT

    Psychological Testing and Social
    Security Disability Determination

    April 10 – Broader use of standardized psychological testing for applicants submitting disability claims to the U.S. Social Security Administration should improve the accuracy and consistency of disability determinations, says a new Institute of Medicine report.

Webinar: Why the Arctic Matters

On April 17, the National Research Council will host a public webinar to explore why the Arctic matters to all of us. An expert panel will discuss how climate changes currently underway in the region are a driver for global sea-level rise, offer new prospects for natural resource extraction, and affect weather, climate, food supplies, and economies around the world. The webinar will begin at 1 p.m. EDT. These topics and more will also be presented in a new educational booklet and interactive website that draw upon a large collection of peer-reviewed reports from the National Research Council and other national and international organizations.

Schools to Educate 20,000 ‘Grand Challenge Engineers’

President Barack Obama with NAE President C.D. Mote Jr., March 23, 2015. (OfficiOn March 23 at the White House, President Barack Obama greeted science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) leaders including National Academy of Engineering President C.D. Mote Jr. In a letter of commitment presented to President Obama, more than 120 U.S. engineering schools announced plans to educate a new generation of engineers expressly equipped to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing society in the 21st century. Read More

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