The 3rd Global Grand Challenges Summit

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November 02, 2017 AT 02:43 PM
George Washington University
2121 I St NW Washington, DC 20052
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Summary
The aim of the 2017 Summit is to inspire the next generation of engineers, policymakers, and the public to creatively address some of the most pressing issues and promising innovations of the time: the Grand Challenges for Engineering—including virtual reality, artificial intelligence, health care, climate change, and education of future engineers who will take on such challenges.

Washington, DC
July, 2017

 

The Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) will hold the 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit (GGCS) in Washington, D.C., United States on July 18-20, 2017.

The aim of the 2017 Summit is to inspire the next generation of engineers, policymakers, and the public to creatively address some of the most pressing issues and promising innovations of the time: the Grand Challenges for Engineering—including virtual reality, artificial intelligence, health care, climate change, and education of future engineers who will take on such challenges.

The 2017 Summit is the third in a series that focuses on the four themes of the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering: Sustainability, Health, Security, and Joy of Living, as well as Education, and Public Engagement related to the Grand Challenges.  Through moving and inspirational presentations, experts from across the globe will outline ideas and plans to address these themes and work together to create a better world.  There will also be plenty of networking opportunities for attendees looking to connect with like-minded peers.

Key speakers include Rockefeller Foundation president and former administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Rajiv Shah, Oculus chief scientist Michael Abrash, and president and CSO of the Allen Institute for Brain Science Christof Koch.

The day before the Summit is Student Day, during which undergraduate teams from the three host countries will compete in pitching entrepreneurial ideas for addressing one or more of the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering. The Summit will also feature student speakers from the NAE's Grand Challenges Scholars Program, a combined curricular and extra-curricular program with five components designed to prepare students for solving the grand challenges facing society in this century.
 

Sponsors
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN
    Founding Principal Sponsor
    Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 98,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

     

  • THE BOEING COMPANY CHARITABLE TRUST
    Principal Sponsor
    Over the past century, generations of talented Boeing employees helped build the world’s largest aerospace company—and shaped the course of history along the way. The Boeing Vision is an expression of our company’s purpose and values, designed to inspire and focus all employees on a shared future and to reaffirm that, together, we can meet the challenges that lie ahead.

     

  • NORTHROP GRUMMAN
    Principal Sponsor
    Northrop Grumman is an American global security company providing government and commercial customers an extraordinary portfolio of capabilities and technologies for applications from undersea to outer space and into cyberspace. With over 65,000 employees in more than 25 countries, Northrop Grumman develops and maintains some of the most technologically sophisticated products and services in the world.

     

  • SHELL
    Sponsor
    Shell is an integrated energy company that aims to meet the world’s growing demand for energy in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies whose operations are divided into four businesses: Upstream, Integrated Gas and New Energies, Downstream, and Projects & Technology.