• William Perry
    William Perry
    Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor, Professor of Engineering, and Former U.S. Secretary of Defense
    Stanford University
  • Alec Broers
    Alec Broers
    Chairman, Science and Technology Select Committee
    United Kingdom House of Lords
  • Farouk El-Baz
    Farouk El-Baz
    Research Professor and Director, Center for Remote Sensing
    Boston University
  • Wesley Harris
    Wesley Harris
    Charles Stark Draper Professor and Head, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Bernadine Healy
    Bernadine Healy
    Columnist and Health Editor
    U.S. News & World Report

Working Together on the Global Grand Challenges

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The Grand Challenges for Engineering continue to have wide-ranging impacts around the globe. Engineers are constantly working to build our future and address world needs-- some of their ideas can be found among the stories from the NAE's weekly radio and podcast series, Engineering Innovation.

This page will feature a variety of interactive posts related to the Grand Challenges and the work people are doing to tackle them!

  • Throughout the year we'll share recent updates about the Grand Challenges. We'd love to hear your thoughts and/or experiences about your involvement!
  • A Spotlight Shines On Generosity
    Fri, October 06, 2017
    A Spotlight Shines On Generosity
    Dean Yortsos called attention to several of USC Viterbi's achievements: its important strides among the admission of female students – this year’s freshman class hit 44 percent – its overall commitment to diversity, and its pacesetting participating in the Grand Challenges Scholars Program.
  • Clark Foundation Donates $219M to UMD
    Wed, October 04, 2017
    Clark Foundation Donates $219M to UMD
    At the University of Maryland, A. James Clark Scholars will participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges Scholars Program, charging students to solve some of engineering’s greatest challenges in the 21st century.
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