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!
  • A Stabilizing Influence Enables Lithium-Sulfur Battery Evolution
    Tue, October 16, 2018
    A Stabilizing Influence Enables Lithium-Sulfur Battery Evolution
    In late July of 2008 a British solar plane set an unofficial flight-endurance record by remaining aloft for more than three days straight. Lithium-sulfur batteries emerged as one of the great technological advances that enabled the flight -powering the plane overnight with efficiency unmatched by ...
  • Ultra-Light Gloves Let Users 'Touch' Virtual Objects
    Mon, October 15, 2018
    Engineers and software developers around the world are seeking to create technology that lets users touch, grasp and manipulate virtual objects, while feeling like they are actually touching something in the real world.
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