National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)

NASEM Teleconference: Integrating the Science of Aging and Environmental Health Research

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) will hold a teleconference workshop titled "Integrating the Science of Aging and Environmental Health Research." This workshop will explore emerging research at the intersection between aging, longevity, environmental exposures, and human health. Workshop speakers will detail emerging research findings through two lenses:

  1. How environmental exposures influence or mediate aging; and
  2. How aging influences environmentally-mediated health outcomes.

Participants will also explore research opportunities and needs, enabling technologies and analytical tools, and mechanisms to anticipate and use new data to inform decisions about personal health choices, public health and medical practice, or environmental regulation.

With the global population living longer—the number of people worldwide aged 80 years or over is projected to triple by 2050—understanding the factors that influence healthy aging throughout our lifetimes is critical for protecting public health.

Scientists have long known that environment plays an important role in aging: for example, research has shown that human exposure to environmental pollutants can exacerbate age-related diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. However, many questions remain about the mechanisms through which environmental stressors influence aging, longevity, and the etiology of age-related disease. How do environmental pollutants, such as airborne particulate matter and pesticides, alter the biological processes that underlie human aging and longevity?

Members of the public may attend the teleconference with advance registration. More information is available at this NASEM website.

NASEM Webinar: Illustrating the Impact of the Mathematical Sciences: Leveraging Data Through Mathematics

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), Board on Mathematical Sciences and Analytics, will hold a webinar in their "Illustrating the Impact of the Mathematical Sciences" project titled "Leveraging Data Through Mathematics." During this webinar, invited speakers will discuss the mathematics used to identify patterns within big data.

The mathematical sciences play a critical role in advancing crucial innovations and improving our prosperity, health, and security. Join NASEM for a series of webinars featuring mathematicians telling the most important stories of how math has made an impact, from traffic simulations to personalized medicine.

Members of the public may attend the webinar with advance registration. More information is available at this NASEM website and this event registration website.

NASEM Webinar: Illustrating the Impact of the Mathematical Sciences: Personalized Medicine

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), Board on Mathematical Sciences and Analytics, will hold a webinar in their "Illustrating the Impact of the Mathematical Sciences" project titled "Personalized Medicine." During this webinar, invited speakers will explain the mathematics behind individualized treatment plans and patient scheduling.

The mathematical sciences play a critical role in advancing crucial innovations and improving our prosperity, health, and security. Join NASEM for a series of webinars featuring mathematicians telling the most important stories of how math has made an impact, from traffic simulations to personalized medicine.

Members of the public may attend the webinar with advance registration. More information is available at this NASEM website and this event registration website.

NASEM Webinar: Illustrating the Impact of the Mathematical Sciences: Smart Materials

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), Board on Mathematical Sciences and Analytics, will hold a webinar in their "Illustrating the Impact of the Mathematical Sciences" project titled "Smart Materials." During this webinar, invited speakers Richard James and Robert Kohn will discuss the math that makes intelligent materials possible.

The mathematical sciences play a critical role in advancing crucial innovations and improving our prosperity, health, and security. Join NASEM for a series of webinars featuring mathematicians telling the most important stories of how math has made an impact, from traffic simulations to personalized medicine.

Members of the public may attend the webinar with advance registration. More information is available at this NASEM website and this event registration website.

NASEM Webinar: The Supply Chain and COVID-19

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), Transportation Research Board, will hold a public webinar titled "The Supply Chain and COVID-19." The webinar will explore the impacts of COVID-19 on the supply chain and logistics industries. Presenters will discuss lessons learned from past freight transportation and supply chain disruptions, identify research that has been done to address resilience in the supply chain, describe how to mitigate the economic impacts of these disruptions, and provide commentary on current supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19. 

COVID-19 has had a profound impact on supply chains for many different critical products, both in the United States and worldwide. The pandemic has created major changes in freight flows and has challenged the ability to deliver products to companies and consumers within the needed time frame. This has perhaps most acutely become an issue an issue for both medical supplies and food delivery.

Members of the public may attend the webinar with advance registration. More information is available at this NASEM website.

NASEM Teleconference: Understanding the Aging Workforce and Employment at Older Ages

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, will hold a teleconference meeting of its Committee for the project titled "Understanding the Aging Workforce and Employment at Older Ages." Agenda items in the public session include introductory remarks from the Division's Executive Director and an overview of the project's statement of task.

Members of the public may attend the teleconference. More information is available at this NASEM website.

NASEM Webinar: Illustrating the Impact of the Mathematical Sciences: Climate and Weather

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), Board on Mathematical Sciences and Analytics, will hold a webinar in their "Illustrating the Impact of the Mathematical Sciences" project titled "Climate and Weather." During this webinar, invited speakers will highlight the role analytics, mathematical modeling, and scientific computing play in climate prediction and forecasting.

The mathematical sciences play a critical role in advancing crucial innovations and improving our prosperity, health, and security. Join NASEM for a series of webinars featuring mathematicians telling the most important stories of how math has made an impact, from traffic simulations to personalized medicine.

Members of the public may attend the webinar with advance registration. More information is available at this NASEM website and this event registration website.

NASEM Teleconference: Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women of Color in Tech

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), Division of Policy and Global Affairs, will hold a teleconference workshop titled "Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women of Color in Tech." The workshop's goal is to learn more about evidence-based, effective programs, models, and practices that academic institutions, employers, and individuals can implement to increase the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women of color in tech. 

Members of the public may attend the teleconference with advance registration (April 7, April 8). More information is available at these NASEM websites: April 7, April 8.