Committee
  • 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
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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!
  • Metra engineer trainees get wild, computer-simulated ride
    Sun, March 19, 2017
    Metra engineer trainees get wild, computer-simulated ride
    At Metra headquarters, 547 W. Jackson Blvd., there are five simulators that reproduce engineer cabs on different types of commuter trains, with the same throttles, brakes, gauges, switches and alerts. The view out the windows of the cabs is a computer animation of actual train runs, like the ...
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