Expertise. Vision. Curiosity. Involvement. Enthusiasm.

In forming the Grand Challenges for Engineering committee, the NAE sought leading thinkers with a wide range of expertise and experience.  This project brings together a diverse group of people dedicated to improving quality of life around the globe.

The committee's task was to identify the grand challenges for engineering --- problems and opportunities --- facing those born at the dawn of this new century.  The Challenges were announced in early 2008.

This project is sponsored by a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation, Award # ENG-063206.

For more information, please contact Randy Atkins, Project Director, at