Annual Meeting Highlights

The 152nd NAS Annual Meeting was held on April 25-28, 2015 in Washington, DC. The following videos highlight some of the events featured during this year's meeting.

NAS President Ralph Cicerone Addresses NAS Members

Ralph Cicerone presents his annual talk to members and their guests. Watch Video

2015 Public Welfare Medal Presented to Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, received the 2015 Public Welfare Medal in recognition of his extraordinary role in exciting the public about the wonders of science, from atoms to the Universe. Watch Video 

Research Briefings

Six newly elected members—one from each Academy Class—talk about their research and answer questions from the audience. Watch Video 

Presentation Ceremony

Members elected in 2014 are introduced to their colleagues in the Academy and sign the "Registry of Membership." Watch Video

Book & Author Talk

Toms River, winner of the 2014 Academies Communication Award for best book, tells the story of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution. tells the story of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution. Toms River melds hard-hitting investigative reporting, a fascinating scientific detective story, deep historical research, and an unforgettable cast of characters into a sweeping narrative in the tradition of A Civil Action, The Emperor of All Maladies, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Watch Video 

Awards Ceremony

Watch the recorded webcast of the Awards Ceremony from the 152nd Annual Meeting honoring the 2015 NAS award recipients. Watch Video

Symposium—Earths, Moons, Mars, and Stars

Despite what the title of the symposium might suggest, the strong common theme of the talks in this symposium—change—highlights recent advances from different branches of the Earth and Planetary Sciences. Watch Video 

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