Celebrating Antarctica Day and the Promise of Antarctic Research

November 30, 2023

December 1 marks Antarctica Day, the anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty in 1959. For over 60 years, Earth’s most remote continent and surrounding seas have served as the site for deep international cooperation and essential research into the many systems that influence life on our planet.

COP28 Global Climate Conference Features Several National Academies Representatives

November 29, 2023

National Academies members, volunteers, and staff are among the thousands gathering at this year’s annual U.N. climate conference, COP28. Participants will collaborate with global partners and share highlights from the institution’s extensive body of work on climate change, economic transformation, and building a more resilient, sustainable society.

Reports & Events Monthly Calendar - December 2023

November 29, 2023

The Rise of Cyber-Physical Systems

November 27, 2023

We have entered the cyber-physical age, but we are unprepared for it due to systemic under-allocation in the physical sciences and the lack of a truly multidisciplinary engineering curriculum.

Reimagining Plastics on America Recycles Day

November 15, 2023

The National Academies has produced a number of reports looking at questions of plastic pollution over the past few years and building upon this work introduced a Plastics Roundtable that will serve as an important forum for discussion.

A Celebration of U.S.-Based Nobel Prize Recipients Inspires Early Career Researchers

November 15, 2023

U.S.-based winners of three 2023 Nobel Prizes were honored at a symposium hosted by the National Academy of Sciences and the Embassy of Sweden. The event provided laureates with an opportunity to showcase their work, describe their careers, and inspire early career researchers.

Virtual Hackathon Winners Design Innovative Solutions to Prevent and Control STIs $24K Awarded to Five Teams

November 14, 2023

The winners of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Virtual HACKATHON Tech & Media Solutions to Reduce Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) were announced today. Held from Sept. 19 to Oct. 30, the hackathon challenged participants to generate innovative solutions to address the increase in STIs in the U.S. Competing individuals and teams each created either a functional prototype or proof of concept illustrating the feasibility of their solution.

Gulf Research Program Awards $4.4 Million to Support Safer Offshore Energy Systems

November 6, 2023

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has awarded $4.4 million to support five projects that aim to increase safety culture in an evolving offshore energy environment by addressing the future needs of safety management systems (SMS).

How AI Is Shaping Scientific Discovery

November 5, 2023

A recent workshop at the National Academies explored the present and future of artificial intelligence in advancing discovery across a range of scientific fields, from physics to neurology to meteorology.

National Academies Announce 2023 Recipients of Eric and Wendy Schmidt Awards for Excellence in Science Communications

November 1, 2023

The 2023 recipients of the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Awards for Excellence in Science Communications have been selected in recognition of their creative and original work communicating issues and advances in science, engineering, and medicine.

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