Gulf Research Program Announces Awards to Support Nature-Based Solutions to Mitigate Climate-Related Hazards

December 20, 2023

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced today awards totaling $3.7 million to support four projects that engage communities to design nature-based solutions to mitigate climate-related hazards.

New Action Collaborative Launched to Improve Pathways for Women of Color in Tech Education and Careers

December 19, 2023

A new Action Collaborative on Transforming Trajectories for Women of Color in Tech has been launched by the National Academies and 35 other institutions representing higher education, national laboratories, and government.

Four DELS Reports Make List of Outstanding Academic Titles

December 19, 2023

Libraries at undergraduate colleges and universities will likely be taking a second look at four reports from the Division on Earth and Life Studies that made it onto this year’s list of Choice Outstanding Academic Titles.

New Report Urges Multiagency Action to Support Potentially Transformative Digital Twins Research

December 14, 2023

Digital twin technology holds immense potential to accelerate scientific discovery, improve climate science, and revolutionize health care, manufacturing, and other sectors, but an integrated agenda is needed to harmonize research across domains and focus efforts on realistic applications.

To Minimize Harms and Maximize Benefits of Social Media to Adolescent Health, New Report Recommends Setting Industrywide Standards, New Protections Against Harassment

December 12, 2023

To minimize the harm of social media use on adolescents’ health while maximizing its benefits, a new report recommends setting industrywide standards and new protections against harassment, offering nearly a dozen recommendations for social media companies, Congress, the U.S. Department of Education, and others.

Trouble in Wine Country - Committee of Experts Visit West Coast to Advance Grapevine Virus Disease Research

December 12, 2023

A committee of experts travelled to Washington State to advance their understanding of grapevine viruses and identify avenues for improving their management.

Elevating Equity Considerations in Transportation Decision-Making ― New Report

December 11, 2023

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine analyzes USDOT’s competitive grant programs, which provide funds for transportation projects on a competitive basis, and examines how they could better support and spur equity-oriented transportation planning and decision-making.

U.S. Should Build Out Secure ‘Cyber Interstate’ and Other Infrastructure to Support Smart Manufacturing and Circular Economy Efforts, Says New Report

December 11, 2023

Government support for smart manufacturing infrastructure, technologies, and workforce will enhance the sector’s sustainability efforts and support a circular economy, streamline supply chains, and maximize innovation and competitiveness in the U.S.

GRP Awards Over $1 Million for Workforce Development to Support the Energy Transition

December 10, 2023

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has awarded $1.1 million to fund four projects that will support young people ages 16-25 in acquiring the skills, knowledge, and credentials necessary to enter careers in the future energy workforce.

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.

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