Latest National Research Council Stories

National Convocation Highlights Best Practices For Improving STEM Education
2011-09-27 04:09:42

Leaders and educators share effective approaches in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, with 31 interactive exhibits showing the latest innovations supporting science teaching and learning.

2011-09-14 22:55:27

An event at Drexel University government leaders and educators to share effective approaches in science, technology, engineering and math education.

2011-09-08 04:10:14

NASA must maintain a strong, highly trained astronaut corps to reliably meet the crew requirements of the International Space Station (ISS) and to account for unexpected attrition or demands of other missions.

NASA Called Upon to Create Plan For Dealing With Space Junk
2011-09-02 04:18:43

While NASA has "responsibly" used its resources in detecting meteoroids and orbital debris, the growing amount of space junk and the danger it poses to the crew of the International Space Station requires additional funding for the U.S. space agency's detection and monitoring efforts.

2011-08-31 09:09:46

NASA Chief Technologist Bobby Braun issued this statement about the National Research Council's (NRC) Interim Report on NASA's Draft Space Technology Roadmaps.

2011-08-23 14:01:42

NASA officials will meet with aeronautics industry, academia, and government leaders Aug. 25 to kick off a series of roundtable discussions about future directions for aeronautics research and technology.

2011-08-12 00:00:03

The new K-12 science framework criticized for not expecting students to use analytical mathematics for studying science problems.

2011-07-20 12:25:00

A report released July 19 by the National Research Council presents a new framework for K-12 science education that identifies the key scientific ideas and practices all students should learn by the end of high school.

2011-07-18 15:10:26

A new report from the National Research Council recommends steps the Food and Drug Administration and other agencies and professional associations can take to ensure that the medical devices and health information technology used in home health care are easy and safe for laypeople to use and that caregivers, whether formal or informal, are well-trained.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.