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NAS is part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, along with the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).
What is the NAS?
After President Lincoln signed an Act of Congress in 1863, the NAS was born. Serving to advise our nation on matters of science and technology, this private nonprofit is made up of peer-elected scientists distinguished by their research excellence.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s news page is a treasure-trove of information regarding the goings-on in the scientific community. Recent news pieces include:
- Efforts to spread awareness about the underrepresentation of female inventors. Currently, only 13% of the economy’s inventors are women.
- Advice to the federal government to increase funding to improve science education for all of our students.
- A scientific perspective on how adolescents are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Know a Scientist Who Should Win an Award?
The NAS is currently accepting nominations for awards in a variety of scientific fields. If you would like to nominate someone, click here to learn how.