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Grants fund projects that will tackle 'Grand Challenges'
Date:12/22/2010

TEMPE, Ariz. Seven projects responding to the nation's Grand Challenges for Engineering will get support from a program launched by Deirdre Meldrum, dean of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University.

Meldrum announced Grand Challenges Research Seed Funding grants of approximately $100,000 each to several ASU engineering faculty members. They will lead research to answer the call of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for technological progress needed to improve the quality of life in the 21st century.

The research teams will pursue advances in technologies and systems being used in pursuits to improve human health, protect the environment, improve global and national security, develop renewable energy sources, provide safer recycling of electronics waste and respond to the needs of technology-based industries for advanced workforce education.

The seed funding program is an outgrowth of efforts led by Meldrum in recent years to align engineering research and education programs in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering with goals set by the NAE's Grand Challenges initiative.

The initiative encourages engineers to focus their work on projects that seek the technological solutions necessary to meet the most pressing societal needs on a global scale.

In support of the effort, ASU organized and presented a regional Grand Challenges Summit on behalf of the NAE earlier this year. Meldrum and others in ASU's engineering schools are also working with the academy's Frontiers in Engineering Education program to spark innovation in teaching and learning methods.

Each of the projects being funded through Meldrum's program has a long-range target of earning support for development of major research centers focused on the NAE's Grand Challenges.

"It's critical that we seed interdisciplinary teams that can lay the groundwork for establishing large centers designed to find so
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Contact: Joe Kullman
joe.kullman@asu.edu
480-965-8122
Arizona State University
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