Thursday, February 21, 2008

Grand Challenges for Engineering

From the National Academy of Engineering: Grand Challenges for Engineering

  • Make solar energy economical

  • Provide energy from fusion

  • Develop carbon sequestration methods

  • Manage the nitrogen cycle

  • Provide access to clean water

  • Restore and improve urban infrastructure

  • Advance health informatics => Gonna need software for this

  • Engineer better medicines

  • Reverse-engineer the brain

  • Prevent nuclear terror

  • Secure cyberspace => Gonna need software for this

  • Enhance virtual reality => Gonna need software for this

  • Advance personalized learning => Gonna need software for this

  • Engineer the tools of scientific discovery

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