GALCIT Special Seminar
The Grand Challenges Scholars Program: Preparing Students for Global Engineering
The Grand Challenges for Engineering is possibly the clearest and most compelling description of engineering for students and the public alike. The solutions to the fourteen Grand Challenges for Engineering were proposed in 2008 as the goals necessary to realize the Vision: "Continuation of life on the planet, making our world more sustainable, secure, healthy and joyful." Each of these challenges is a global-scale engineering system problem, like reverse-engineer the brain, provide access to clean water, manage the nitrogen cycle and secure cyberspace. Solutions to each require global engagement because the vision is for the planet. This presentation describes the origin of the Grand Challenges for Engineering and the development of the Grand Challenges Scholars Program, which is an engineering educational supplement to nearly any degree program that prepares the scholar to undertake and lead global problems like these Grand Challenges for Engineering.
Due to high demand and limited seating this event will stream live on the web at: http://ustream.tv/caltech