Meeting 1: May 4-5, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Agenda PDF)

Public session: May 4, 10:30am-4:30pm

The public is invited via webcast to the first meeting of a study to identify grand challenges in environmental engineering and science on Thursday, May 4, 2017. The committee of experts who will conduct the study are tasked with identifying the biggest challenges that will need to be addressed in the next few decades and how the field might need to evolve to better meet those challenges.

The open session begins at 10:30 EST with a welcome and overview from Committee Chair, Domenico Grasso of the University of Delaware. Lessons learned from other “grand challenges” programs will be shared, including a 1:30 presentation by Dan Mote, President of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) about the popular NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering program.

The webcast will be available on this page on May 4, 2017.

May 4, 2017 OPEN SESSION (abridged agenda)

10:30 a.m. Welcome and Overview of Motivation for the Study

11:15 a.m. Lessons Learned from Global Grand Challenge Programs

1:30 p.m. NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering: Process, Outcomes, and Lessons Learned

2:50 p.m. NAE Grand Challenges Scholars Program

2:50 p.m. Findings from the AEESP Grand Challenges in Environmental Engineering workshops

3:45 p.m. Discuss statement of task with study sponsors

4:15 p.m. Public comment period

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