Navigation Links
Live webcasting of global engineering summit
Date:2/23/2009

DURHAM, N.C. A national summit on engineering solutions to major challenges facing the world today will be webcast March 2-3 from Duke University. Topics to be addressed include alternative energy, green technologies, health care, national security, and education and learning.

The streaming event will be available at rtsp://quicktime1.oit.duke.edu/challenge.sdp.

The summit is in response to the Grand Challenges for Engineering report (http://www.engineeringchallenges.org/) issued last year by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) that detailed how engineering has and will play a critical part in resolving major societal issues.

Participants will include A. Paul Alivisatos, interim director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Robert Socolow, professor, Princeton University; Annie Anton, professor, North Carolina State University; Robert Langer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology bioengineer; and Jeff Hawkins, co-founder of Numenta.

In the NAE report, an international panel of technology scholars identified 14 critical barriers to a sustainable way of life. They represent problems requiring a combination of science, technology and policy to solve, such as producing alternative energy, safeguarding the environment, providing clean water and improving healthcare.

In addition to the scientific sessions, the results of a national survey on the public's perceptions of the major technological challenges ahead, and how they feel about the country's ability to adequately address them, will be released. The survey was conducted by Hart Research Associates.

The summit is jointly hosted by Duke University, the University of Southern California's Viterbi School of Engineering and Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. The event is open to the public, but registration is required at http://summit-grand-challenges.pratt.duke.edu/.


'/>"/>

Contact: Richard Merritt
richard.merritt@duke.edu
919-660-8414
Duke University
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. NTU seals global partnerships on environmental sciences R&D
2. Duke forum to address global engineering problems
3. Mass media often failing in its coverage of global warming, says climate researcher
4. Global Energy Systems to Acquire WoodTech, LLC, and Affiliated Entities
5. Global warming threatens Antarctic sea life
6. The global impact of climate change on biodiversity
7. Strategic farming practices could help mitigate global warming
8. Global warming linked to European viral epidemic
9. Decline of carbon-dioxide-gobbling plankton coincided with ancient global cooling
10. Lifecycles of tropical cyclones predicted in global computer model
11. USC researchers head global effort to study genetic risks that contribute to psychiatric diseases
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/15/2016)... 15, 2016 Research and ... Biometrics Market 2016-2020,"  report to their offering.  , ... , ,The global gait biometrics market is expected ... the period 2016-2020. Gait analysis generates ... be used to compute factors that are not ...
(Date:3/29/2016)... Florida , March 29, 2016 ... the "Company") LegacyXChange "LEGX" and SelectaDNA/CSI Protect are pleased ... in ink used in a variety of writing instruments, ... Buyers of originally created collectibles from athletes on LegacyXChange ... forensic analysis of the DNA. Bill ...
(Date:3/18/2016)... March 18, 2016 --> ... Biometrics, ICT, Manned & Unmanned Vehicles, Physical infrastructure and Perimeter ... companies in the border security market and the continuing migration ... Europe has led visiongain to publish ... success. --> defence & security companies in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:4/29/2016)... Elekta is pleased to announce ... industry-leading treatment planning software, is available for clinical release. ... version 5.11 provides significant performance speed enhancements over ... to four times faster than in previous versions of ... standard Monte Carlo algorithm, users ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... April 28, 2016 , ... Next week on May ... its first-in-class technologies for tissue stem cell counting and expansion to gene-editing scientists ... Reprogramming & CRISPR-based Genome Engineering in Burlington, Massachusetts. , The attention of most ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... April 27, 2016 , ... ... of cannabis testing technology at the Spring 2016 Marijuana Business Conference and Expo. ... pesticides, residual solvents, heavy metals, and more. Expo attendees can stop by booth ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. , ... UTHR ) announced today that Martine Rothblatt ... Therapeutics will provide an overview and update on the ... Annual Health Care Conference. The presentation will ... a.m. Eastern Time, and can be accessed via a ...
Breaking Biology Technology: