The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a non-profit organization in the United States. Members serve pro bono as “advisers to the nation on science, engineering, and medicine“. As a national academy, new members of the organization are elected annually by current members, based on their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
The National Academy of Sciences is part of the National Academies, which also includes:
On March 3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Act creating the National Academy of Sciences. Throughout its history, the Academy has promoted excellence in science through the election of its members and original research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and has provided independent, authoritative advice on matters related to science, engineering, and medicine—leaving a lasting impact on science, the nation, and the world. This year, we celebrate our 150th anniversary with a range of activities that focus not only on the history of the NAS but also in large part on the story of science itself and its role in building and shaping our country and establishing its place in the world.
Public Symposium—The NAS at 150: Celebrating Service to the Nation and Excellence in Science
The Academy will offer a free public symposium on Monday morning, April 29, as part of its 150th annual meeting in Washington, DC. In this symposium, leading historians Daniel Kevles, Ruth Schwartz Cowan, and Peter Westwick will provide an overview of the founding of the Academy and its place in American democracy. The talks by Drs. Westwick and Cowan will be followed by roundtable discussions with panelists who are personally familiar with the work of the Academy and with the issues raised in the talks. Read More and Register Online »
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*** 2013 Massachusetts Senate Special Election Results ***
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