NAE Grand Challenges for the 21st Century: Chicago Summit 2010, April 21-22
We invite representatives from the engineering, government, non-profit and business fields, as well as local high school and college students, to join thought leaders and expert panelists in addressing four of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenges at the Chicago Summit on April 21-22, 2010.
The NAE Grand Challenges are a grouping of critical problems that must be addressed and solved in order to maintain the United States’ national security, quality of life and sustainable future. They are a call to action and will engage the public to understand the importance of technology, policy, and science to preserve and enhance our standard of living. The Chicago Summit is one of five Grand Challenge summits taking place across the U.S. in 2010.
Lord Ernest Ronald Oxburgh, member, House of Lords, and member, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
Carbon, Energy and Climate
Dr. John P. Holdren, assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and director, Office of Science and Technology Policy
Roger E. Frechette III, president, PositivEnergy Practice
Dr. Tachi Yamada, president, Global Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
ADDITIONAL KEYNOTE ADDRESSES PROVIDED BY:
Ray LaHood U.S. SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION
John W. Rowe CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, EXELON CORPORATION
Charles Vest PRESIDENT, NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER, VISIT: www.iit.edu/grand_challenges
Presenting Sponsor: Exelon
Hosted By: Illinois Institute of Technology; Chicago Council on Science and Technology
Summit Partners: Northwestern University; The University of Chicago; University of Illinois at Chicago; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign