Grand Challenges

Clough, Crittenden co-author National Academy report on grand challenges in environmental engineering

Cover design for the new National Academy of Engineering report, "Environmental Engineering for the 21st Century: Address Grand Challenges." It features the Earth in the center with photos around the circumference of a child drinking water from a spigot, a piece of glacier breaking off, a bulldozer atop piles of trash, a city skyline, and professional-looking people gathered around a laptop.

Professor John Crittenden and President Emeritus G. Wayne Clough have helped chart the course for the future of environmental engineering in a new report from the National Academy of Engineering. Environmental Engineering for the 21st Century: Address Grand Challenges lays out five grand challenges facing society that environmental engineers are uniquely positioned to address — but answering these challenges will require an evolution in environmental engineering education, research and practice, according to the report.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The engineer’s voice in the ‘age of humans’

Georgia Tech President Emeritus Wayne Clough says engineers must be part of the broader conversation about the challenges facing our global society in the 21st century. In a new video for the academic journal Elementa, Clough says engineers need to develop their public-facing voice on the big issues that do (and will) confront our communities.

Monday, September 14, 2015
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