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Engineering Grand Challenges Summit in Los Angeles Oct. 6-8
Date:9/9/2010

The second national summit on the National Academy of Engineering's Grand Challenges -- which will focus on global issues related to sustainability, vulnerability, health, and the "joy of living" -- will be held at the University of Southern California October 6-8, 2010.

Broadcast veteran and CNN's former science and technology correspondent Miles O'Brien will moderate a two-day master session on October 7-8 which will include dynamic panels organized around the perspectives of technology, innovation, business, policy, education and communications.

A common thread will be the importance of fostering innovation, economic growth and job creation. The interconnection between the various perspectives and the creation of a K-12 pipeline of engineering talent and other human resources will be an important part of the summit presentations and discussion.

The speakers for the summit include:

  • Amy Alving, Chief Technology Officer, Science Applications International Corporation
  • Jean-Lou Chameau, President, Caltech
  • Paul Debevec, Associate Director, Institute for Creative Technologies and Academy Award recipient for work on Avatar and other films.
  • Peter Diamandis, Founder and Chairman, X Prize Foundation
  • Debra Estrin, Professor of Computer Science, University of California - Los Angeles
  • Jay Greene, Journalist and Author: Design Is How It Works
  • Henry Jenkins: Provost's Professor of Communication, Journalism, and Cinematic Arts, USC
  • Linda Katehi, Chancellor, University of California Davis
  • Maria Klawe, President, Harvey Mudd College; Director, Microsoft Corporation
  • John Martin, CEO, Gilead
  • C. L. Max Nikias, President, University of Southern California
  • Franklin Orr, Director, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University
  • James Shelton III, Assistant Deputy Secretary for innovation and improvement at the U.S. Department of Education
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Contact: Leslie DaCruz
pressgrandchallenges2010@vsoe.usc.edu
213-740-7580
University of Southern California
Source:Eurekalert

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