Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are private, nonprofit
institutions that provide expert advice on some of the most pressing
challenges facing the nation and world. Our work helps shape sound
policies, inform public opinion, and advance the pursuit of science,
engineering, and medicine.
any given year, the National Academies convene hundreds of conferences,
workshops, symposia, forums, roundtables, and other gatherings that
attract the finest minds in academia and the public and private sectors.
These venues for discussion and debate are essential for allowing the
scientific process to unfold.
Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are the nation's
pre-eminent source of high-quality, objective advice on science,
engineering, and health matters.
Top experts participate in our
projects, activities, and studies to examine and assemble evidence-based
findings to address some of society's greatest challenges.
peer-reviewed reports present the evidence-based consensus of committees
of experts. Published proceedings record the presentations and
discussions that take place at hundreds of conferences, workshops,
symposia, forums, roundtables, and other gatherings every year. And, our
prestigious journals publish the latest scientific findings on a wide
range of topics.
what the National Academies are doing in various topic areas to
strengthen the fields of science, engineering, and medicine and their
capacity to contribute to the well-being of our nation and the world.
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critical and innovative thinking is through art and the humanities.
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