National Academy of Engineering: 14 Grand Challenges For Engineering

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Which one of the NAE Grand Challenges For Engineering is most important to you?  I selected two because one is essential to the other thirteen. Combined they have the greatest impact.  They are Advance Personalized Learning and Engineer Better Medicines.  Which ones do you want to fund?

Advance Personalized Learning

Make Solar Energy Economical

Enhance Virtual Reality

Reverse-Engineer The Brain

Engineer Better Medicines

Advance Health Informatics

Restore and Improve Urban Infrastructure

Secure Cyberspace

Provide Access To Clean Water

Provide Energy From Fusion

Prevent Nuclear Terror

Manage The Nitrogen Cycle

Develop Carbon Sequestration Methods

Engineer The Tools To Scientific Discovery

I selected Advance Personalized Learning because learning, its application, learn how to learn is the catalyst to transform performance, innovation, and/or entrepreneurial leadership and to live a robust life.   I selected Engineer Better Medicines because of devastating side effects, allergic reactions, and to eschew medical hardship and emergency room visits.

Engineers are developing new systems to use genetic information, sense small changes in the body, assess new drugs, and deliver vaccines.

Doctors have long known that people differ in susceptibility to disease and response to medicines. But, with little guidance for understanding and adjusting to individual differences, treatments developed have generally been standardized for the many, rather than the few.

How will genetic science change how medicines are made?  Click here to learn more:

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