"Reports & Events" is a monthly tip sheet for the news media that highlights selected meetings of interest and reports from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.


Reports Scheduled for Release in February

Release dates for the following Academies reports depend on successful completion of the review process and publishing schedules. Reporters who would like to be notified when a report is due for release should contact the Office of News and Public Information -- 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu -- and ask to be placed on the contact list.


Assessing Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies for Students' College Success

This report establishes priorities for the development and use of assessments related to the identified intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies that influence higher education success, especially in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.


Undergraduate Research Experiences in STEM: Success, Challenges, and Opportunities

Synthesizes the broad range of literature on models for providing undergraduate students with authentic research experiences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines or professions.   The report looks at designing and evaluating undergraduate research opportunities and examines what additional research is needed to robustly assess the quality and outcomes of undergraduate research experiences.



Selected Events Through February 2017

Click on each event's title to access meeting details, an agenda, and registration information, or contact the Office of News and Public Information (202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu). Reporters should register for all meetings. More events can be found at http://www8.nationalacademies.org/publicevent/.


Improving Health Outcomes for Children with Disabilities

Feb. 2 | Washington, D.C.

This is the second information-gathering meeting for a National Academies committee reviewing and assessing programs, services, and supports available to children with disabilities and their families. 


National Academy of Engineering National Meeting

Feb. 9 | Irvine, Calif.

The public symposium that is part of this members meeting will feature presenters from the NAE Frontiers of Engineering symposia who are recipients of the Gilbreth Lectureships. The Gilbreth Lectures, which are supported by the Armstrong Endowment for Young Engineers, were established in 2001 to recognize outstanding young engineers.  Registration is required.


Weight Management, Physical Activity, and Cancer Care

Feb. 13 and 14 | Washington, D.C.

This workshop will focus on incorporating weight management and physical activity throughout the cancer care continuum.  Sessions and discussions will examine the evidence base on obesity, physical activity, weight management, and health outcomes in cancer survivors, as well as the effectiveness of interventions for promoting physical activity and weight management in cancer survivors. 


Sleep and Obesity Prevention

Feb. 17 | Webinar

This virtual workshop will examine the potential relationship between sleep and obesity and explore the current understanding of sleep physiology and sleep disorders, existing experimental and epidemiological evidence about sleep and obesity risk, and the current recommendations for sleep as they relate to the prevention and management of obesity in children and adults. 






Feb. 9 | Washington, D.C.

D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) is a monthly discussion forum on art science projects providing a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and fostering interdisciplinary networking. This month, DASER explores Conceptual Collisions in the D.C. Area. Registration is required.



Feb. 11 | Washington, D.C.

What do scientists do all day? What type of jobs can you get with a science degree?  Alejandra Constante will share her experiences in this monthly program at the Koshland Science Museum.

She is a materials science bioengineer studying alternative uses of plant fibers from one of the world's most abundant plants: algae.  Registration is recommended.








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