2019 Grand Challenges Scholars Program Annual Meeting
On November 12, 2019, Dean Yannis C. Yortsos gave the keynote address at the National Academy of Engineering’s 2019 Grand Challenges Scholars Program Annual Meeting.
The 2019 annual meeting focused on two broad themes:
- Connections and alignment with other groups and networks
- Deep engagement with students and alumni. Panels that align with these themes established a framework for discussion.
Among these panels, Professor Andrea Armani, the Ray Irani Chair in Engineering and Materials Sciences, joined a discussion on connecting the 17 U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and the 14 National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges.
View Dean Yortsos’ presentation here:
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View Professor Armani’s presentation here:
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2016 Grand Challenges Scholars Annual Meeting
2010 NAE Grand Challenges National Summit @ USC
In 2010, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering hosted the NAE Grand Challenges Summit. This event brought together outstanding individuals from academia, business, government, medicine, communications, and other disciplines on October 6-8, 2010.
It was co-hosted with Duke University, Olin College and Caltech. The discussion were organized around the the four thematic threads of the challenges, namely, sustainability, vulnerability, health and the joy of living, which represent key societal issues of the 20th century.