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Grand Challenges for Engineering

Friday, August 16, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Nedderman Hall Room 105

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NAE Executive Director Alton D. Romig, Jr.Rarely has an idea captured the imagination of professional practitioners, policymakers, students and the general public as rapidly and forcefully as the National Academy of Engineering's Grand Challenges for Engineering. Proposed in 2008 by a committee of 18 distinguished engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs and visionaries, the Grand Challenges identify 14 goals that will make it possible for people around the world to thrive. The idea was embraced immediately and has been accelerating ever since.

The NAE Grand Challenges have had an especially inspirational impact on education. The Grand Challenge Scholars Program has been adopted by dozens of colleges and universities across the country to prepare students with the competencies needed to address the Grand Challenges found globally.

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