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Winners of Design Competition Announced
The Airport Cooperative Research Program, managed by the Academies’ Transportation Research Board, recently announced winners for its University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs. The competition encourages students to design innovative and practical solutions to challenges faced by our nation’s airports. Students were invited to propose innovations in four technical challenge areas: Airport Operation and Maintenance, Runway Safety/Runway Incursions/Runway Excursions, Airport Environmental Interactions, and Airport Management and Planning.  Read More
$1.55 Million Awarded for 21 Research Projects

Deep Blue Sea conferenceThe National Academies Keck Futures Initiative and the Gulf Research Program are pleased to announce recipients of 21 interdisciplinary seed grants, totaling $1.55 million. These competitive grants support collaborations and investigations resulting from the 14th annual Futures conference.

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  • New Video on Food AllergiesFood allergy is a complicated disease, and the science around prevention and management is changing. What are some promising approaches for improving the lives of people with food allergy? Watch this video to find out.

  • FRTRScientific research is vital and can bring remarkable results that save and improve lives. A new NAS series of articles and videos shows concrete examples of why scientific research is valuable.

  • IF16.1 cropRead about recent activities and reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in the latest issue of In Focus magazine.

  • Koshland Science MuseumStop by the Koshland Museum for state-of-the-art exhibits, public events, and educational programs.

  • Extreme EventUse award-winning game Extreme Event to start a conversation about building community resilience. Now in three scenarios: Hurricane, Flood, and Earthquake!

  • New VideoHurricane Matthew caused substantial damage along the U.S. southeastern coast. In a recent interview, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate discussed how communities can better prepare for such events.

  • 2015 Report to CongressView the latest Report to Congress, which details the Academies' work from 2015.

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows LogoEight health professionals have been selected for the 2016-2017 class of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows at the National Academy of Medicine.

  • End of Life CareA new podcast series based on Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life is now available for free download on ReachMD, iHeartRadio, Tunein, iTunes, and Stitcher.  

  • International Activities and the National Academy of SciencesLearn about our various international efforts to help address global challenges.

  • astrophysicist Neil deGrasse TysonCheck out Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who met executive producer Seth MacFarlane through the National Academy of Sciences' Science & Entertainment Exchange.

  • The Science of Science Communication IIRead the summary of an NAS colloquium to explore research that can improve the effective communication of science to lay audiences.

  • cybersecurityWatch a video about an Academies report that looked at whether and how to professionalize the nation's rapidly evolving cybersecurity field.

  • Climatologist Richard AlleyClimatologist Richard Alley, an NAS member and professor of geosciences at Penn State, discussed on CNN what is causing the record-low temperatures in the United States and Canada.

  • report Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating SurprisesWatch a video on the findings of the Academies report Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises.

  • Cultural ProgramsExplore relationships among the arts and sciences, engineering, and medicine through the Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences.

  • FellowshipsWe offer several fellowship opportunities in science, engineering, and medicine. Visit our program websites for information on eligibility guidelines and application deadlines.

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