Carnegie president Richard Meserve has been elected to a three-year term as councillor of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) beginning July 1, 2011. The academy, founded in 1964, is a private, independent, nonprofit organization that provides advice to the federal government on engineering matters.

The NAE’s more than 2,000 members and foreign associates are among the most accomplished engineers from around the world. They come from academia, business, and government. The organization is a member of the National Academies, which includes the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council.

The academy is governed by its president Charles Vest, executive officer Lance Davis, and the governing council, on which Meserve will serve.


The Carnegie Institution for Science ( has been a pioneering force in basic scientific research since 1902. It is a private, nonprofit organization with six research departments throughout the U.S. Carnegie scientists are leaders in plant biology, developmental biology, astronomy, materials science, global ecology, and Earth and planetary science.