The 14 Grand Challenges

The NAE has identified these 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century. The Grand Challenges are a call to action and serve as a focal point for society's attention to opportunities and challenges affecting our quality of life. The University of Iowa College of Engineering has welcomed NAE’s call to action, and is already involved with many ongoing research initiatives.

Make solar energy economicalManage the nitrogen cycleAdvance health informaticsPrevent nuclear terrorAdvance personalized learningProvide energy from fusionProvide access to clean waterEngineer better medicinesSecure cyberspaceEngineer the tools of scientific discoveryDevelop carbon sequestrationRestore and improve urban infrastructureReverse-engineer the braindEnhance virtual reality

National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges
Grand Challenges for Engineering Brochure - Describes all 14 Engineering Grand Challenges
Grand Challenges Movie - See why the Grand Challenges are significant
Imagine It! Grand Challenges Video