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WILLIAM PERRY Committee Chair, (Former Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense) Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor and Professor of Engineering, Stanford University ALEC BROERS Chairman, Science and Technology Select Committee, United Kingdom House of Lords FAROUK EL-BAZ Research Professor and Director, Center for Remote Sensing, Boston University WESLEY HARRIS Department Head and Charles Stark Draper Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology BERNADINE HEALY Health Editor and Columnist, U.S. News & World Report W. DANIEL HILLIS Chairman and Co-Founder, Applied Minds, Inc. CALESTOUS JUMA Professor of the Practice of International Development, Harvard University DEAN KAMEN Founder and President, DEKA Research and Development Corp. RAYMOND KURZWEIL Chairman and Chief Executive Offi cer, Kurzweil Technologies, Inc. ROBERT LANGER Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology JAIME LERNER Architect and Urban Planner, Instituto Jaime Lerner BINDU LOHANI Director General and Chief Compliance Offi cer, Asian Development Bank GRAND CHALLENGES FOR ENGINEERING COMMITTEE A diverse committee of experts from around the world, some of the most accomplished engineers and scientists of their generation, proposed the 14 challenges outlined in this booklet. The panel, which was convened by the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) at the request of the U.S. National Science Foundation, did not rank the challenges selected, nor did it endorse particular approaches to meeting them. Rather than attempt to include every important goal for engineering, the panel chose opportunities that were both achievable and sustainable to help people and the planet thrive. The panel’s conclusions were reviewed by more than 50 subject-matter experts. In addition, the effort received worldwide input from prominent engineers and scientists, as well as from the general public. The NAE is offering an opportunity to comment on the challenges via the project’s interactive Web site at www.engineeringchallenges.org. JANE LUBCHENCO Wayne and Gladys Valley Professor of Marine Biology and Distinguished Professor of Zoology, Oregon State University MARIO MOLÍNA Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California LARRY PAGE Co-Founder and President of Products, Google, Inc. ROBERT SOCOLOW Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University Environmental Institute J. CRAIG VENTER President, The J. Craig Venter Institute JACKIE YING Executive Director, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology STAFF RANDY ATKINS Project Director, National Academy of Engineering VALERIE CHASE Executive Editor, Offi ce of News and Public Information, National Academies LANCE DAVIS Executive Offi cer, National Academy of Engineering CECILE GONZALEZ Program Associate, National Academy of Engineering (through June 2008) NATHAN KAHL Program Associate, National Academy of Engineering PROCTOR REID Director, Program Offi ce, National Academy of Engineering
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