Keynote speaker and journalist Miles O'Brien, Chair of the NASA Advisory Council's Education and Public Outreach Committee, is introduced by Space Studies Board (SSB) Chair Charles Kennel and Director Michael Moloney at the beginning of the 2010 SSB Workshop, Sharing the Adventure with the Public: The Value and Excitement of "Grand Questions" of Space Science and Exploration. Mr. O’Brien talks about the thrill and challenges of communicating the excitement of advances in science and technology, as well as bridging the gulf between scientists, engineers, and the general public.
The United States is increasingly dependent on information and information technology for both civilian and military purposes, as are many other nations.
This is an automated presentation highlighting the problems and major findings of the 2009 National Academy of Sciences report "Technology, Policy, Law, and Ethics Regarding U.S. Acquisition and Use of Cyberattack Capabilities."
A lecture given by Dr. Bridget Terry Long on October 21st at the National Academy of Sciences, in which Dr. Long discusses the growing college affordability problem in higher education and highlights the implications cost trends have for college access and success. Dr. Long also addresses ways to improve the effectiveness of efforts by the government and colleges and universities to use financial aid and other supports to help students.
President Obama addressed members of the National Academy of Sciences on April 27, 2009, announcing a renewed commitment to science, technology, engineering, and medicine. Topics included America's energy future, revitalizing our health care system, science and math education, and allocating funding and implementing policies to ensure that America reclaims a position of world leadership in scientific innovation.