National Academy of Sciences facts for kids
National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is United States corporation whose members serve as advisers to the nation on science. New members of the organization are elected annually by current members, based on their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
The National Academy of Sciences is part of the United States National Academies, which also includes:
- National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
- Institute of Medicine (IOM)
- United States National Research Council (NRC)
The NAS is running 21-month project which will study how humans might influence weather patterns, assess dangers and investigate possible national security implications of climate geoengineering attempts to mitigate global warming. The project is funded by the CIA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and NASA.
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The National Academies' Beckman Conference Center, Irvine, California
The Keck Center of the National Academies in Washington, D.C., one of several facilities where the National Academy of Sciences maintains offices