National Academy Of Engineering Free eBooks (1)

ISBN: 0309111404, 9780309111409
Authors: Committee On Energy Futures, Air Pollution In Urban China, The United States, National Academy Of Engineering, National Research Council In Collaboration With Chinese Academy Of Engineering, Chinese Academy Of Sciences
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Keywords: china, united, states, challenges, pollution, futures, urban, air, energy
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The United States and China are the top two energy consumers in the world. As a consequence, they are also the top two emitters of numerous air pollutants which have local, regional, and global impacts. Urbanization has led to serious air pollution problems in U.S. and Chinese cities; although U.S. cities continues to face challenges, the lessons they have learned in managing energy use and air qu......
ISBN: 030908492X, 9780309084925
Authors: Committee On The Future Of Personal Transport Vehicles In China, National Research Council, National Academy Of Engineering,chinese Academy Of Engineering
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Keywords: china, cars, personal
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This collaborative study between the NRC and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) addresses the problems facing China in the next twenty years as it attempts to provide personal transport desired by millions of Chinese, while preserving the environment and the livability of its cities. According to Song Jian, president of the CAE, the decision has already been taken to produce a moderate cost ......
ISBN: 0309100429, 9780309100427
Authors: Committee On Maximizing The Potential Of Women In Academic Science, Engineering, National Academy Of Sciences, National Academy Of Engineering,, Institute Of Medicine
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Keywords: academic, science, engineering, women, potential, barriers, fulfilling, bias
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The United States economy relies on the productivity, entrepreneurship, and creativity of its people.To maintain its scientific and engineering leadership amid increasing economic and educational globalization, the United States must aggressively pursue the innovative capacity of all its people—women and men. However, women face barriers to success in every field of science and engineering; o......
ISBN: 0309100410, 9780309100410
Authors: Committee On Maximizing The Potential Of Women In Academic Science, Engineering, National Academy Of Sciences, National Academy Of Engineering,, Institute Of Medicine
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Keywords: science, engineering, workshop, report, academic, women, social, organizational, components, success, biological
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During the last 40 years, the number of women studying science and engineering (S&E) has increased dramatically. Nevertheless, women do not hold academic faculty positions in numbers that commensurate with their increasing share of the S&E talent pool. The discrepancy exists at both the junior and senior faculty levels. In December 2005, the National Research Council held a workshop to explore the......
Authors: committee On Science, Engineering,, Public Policy; National Academy Of Sciences, National Academy Of Engineering, Institute Of Medicine
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Keywords: briefings, research
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Each year since 1982 the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy has briefed the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation on important progress in U.S. science and technology and major areas of research opportunity. This year the research briefing topics are "Order, Chaos, and Patterns: Aspects of Nonlinearity"; "Biological Control in Man......
ISBN: 0309073707, 9780309073707
Authors: Committee On Science, Engineering,, Public Policy, National Academy Of Sciences, National Academy Of Engineering, Institute Of Medicine
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Keywords: research, performance, results, government, programs, federal, evaluating
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The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), passed by Congress in 1993, requires that federal agencies write five-year strategic plans with annual performance goals and produce an annual report that demonstrates whether the goals have been met. The first performance reports are due in March 2000. Measuring the performance of basic research is particularly challenging because major breakthro......
ISBN: 0309062918, 9780309062916
Authors: Committee On Science, Engineering,, Public Policy; National Academy Of Sciences, National Academy Of Engineering,, Institute Of Medicine
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Keywords: technology, science, investments, capitalizing
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Although the United States is currently capitalizing on its investment in science and technology effectively, there remains much room for improvement. This volume identifies the ingredients for success in capitalizing on such investments to produce national benefits, assesses current U.S. performance, and identifies future challenges.The book cites specific examples and examines several cross-cutt......
ISBN: 0309072921, 9780309072922
Authors: Committee On Science, Engineering,, Public Policy, National Academy Of Sciences, National Academy Of Engineering, Institute Of Medicine
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Keywords: appointment, process, presidential, interest, technology, national, science
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This report is the second edition of the 1992 COSEPUP report "Science and Technology Leadership in American Government: Ensuring the Best Presidential Appointments." As was the case with the original report, this report analyzes the federal government's capacity to recruit highly qualified individuals for the top science and technology (S&T)-related leadership positions in the executive branch and......
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