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  • The 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit Sizzle

    The 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit (GGCS), jointly organized by the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the U.K. Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, will be held July 18-20, 2017, on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The GGCS series aims to spark global collaborations that lead to innovative ways of addressing critically important engineering challenges and opportunities and inspiring the next generation of change makers.

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  • Dr. Sergio M. Alcocer
    National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
    Elected 2017
    For improvements to the seismic safety of buildings in developing countries through improved design standards and government policies.
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  • Professor Daniel J. Scheeres
    University of Colorado Boulder
    Elected 2017
    For pioneering work on the motion of bodies in strongly perturbed environments such as near asteroids and comets.
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  • Mr. Mir A. Imran
    InCube Labs LLC
    Elected 2017
    For his role in creating the first implantable cardiac defibrillator, and for developing multiple other technologies as inventor and entrepreneur.
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  • Professor Francis S. Foster
    University of Toronto
    Elected 2017
    For pioneering the field of high-frequency ultrasound and translating its technologies into clinical and preclinical imaging systems.
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  • Dr. Dianne Chong
    Boeing Research and Technology (Retired)
    Elected 2017
    For advances in process and production technologies for composites in large commercial aerospace vehicles.
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