The Life-Changing Power of STEM: Tackling Engineering’s Grand Challenges
For nearly a decade, the National Academy of Engineering has sought to rally support around the Grand Challenges for Engineering, a list of 14 major goals for improving life across the world in the 21st century. The list includes everything from providing access to clean water and making solar energy economical to improving health informatics and cybersecurity. More than 120 U.S. engineering schools have committed to educating the next generation of engineers with the tools they need to specifically tackle some of these pressing challenges. Many of the challenges are precisely aligned with industry efforts in sustainability, healthcare and other areas, so the opportunities for collaboration are abundant. Join several engineering deans and executives who have embraced the Grand Challenges as an opportunity to blend advanced technical training with purpose-driven learning to make a real-world impact.