The National Academy of Engineering (NAE), at the request of the National Science Foundation, convened a committee of leading technical thinkers to create a list of the grand challenges and opportunities for engineering facing those born at the dawn of this new century. 

Much input was considered, ranging from experts in science or engineering to the broader general public.  Many ideas were shared, in raw form, on this website.  The committee's final conclusions were released on this website on Feb. 15, 2008, and were presented at a public event at the NAE in October 2008.

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