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National Academy of Engineering

FIRST Things First

Dean Kamen | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science
Dean Kamen

If kids looked at Nicola Tesla or Bill Gates the way they look at LeBron James and Tom Brady, then I guarantee that our students' enthusiasm for math and science would match their passion for Little League and Pop Warner.

Engineering Academy Finding: BP's "Failure to Learn"

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

A common theme in a new report on Deepwater Horizon is that poor decision making, complacency and over confidence in BP's organization created an environment for an increasingly dangerous oil well.

Gulf Oil Spill Report: BP Ignored Warning Signs

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — BP and its contractors missed and ignored warning signs before to the massive oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, showing an "i...

BP's Internal Report Doesn't Hold Up Under Academy Scrutiny

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

As opposed to the National Academy Engineering panel, the president's panel continues to focus on investigating what happened environmentally after the blowout as opposed to seeking out the actual causes of the blowout.