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Library of Engineering & Science
Information about the Grand Challenges
National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenges
The NAE Committee on Engineering's Grand Challenges has identified 14 areas awaiting engineering solutions in the 21st century.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Energy Grand Challenge
ASME seeks to galvanize "a grand challenge focused on achieving a sustainable and diverse national and global energy system/environment." As leaders in the energy field, ASME and its members have a unique ability to provide credible expertise on the important energy issues facing our nation to the public.
UN Development Millennium Goals (2000 - 2015)
The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015, form a blueprint agreed to by all the world's countries and all the world's leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world's poorest.
Changing the Conversation: Messages for Improving Public Understanding of Engineering
Changing the Conversation provides actionable strategies and market-tested messages for presenting a richer, more positive image of engineering. This book presents and discusses in detail market research about what the public finds most appealing about engineering as well as what turns the public off.