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Private support enhances our capacity to be a public voice for engineering.
Thanks to the support of our members and friends, the NAE is able to develop and preserve engineering talent and host unique programs that have a global impact. Please take a look at our 2017 By the Numbers impact report to learn how your gift to the NAE advanced engineering education and the profession. Your help also allows us to develop public awareness of the crucial role engineering plays in our society. You can learn more about the programs in the report by clicking on the corresponding program names. Thank you!
The NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering is an international movement that inspires students to pursue engineering careers and to tackle major issues facing everyone, such as access to clean water and securing the cyberspace. The NAE continues to facilitate this movement hoping to ultimately lead to the solutions of the Grand Challenges and problems like them.
The 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit (GGCS), held on July 18-20, was the 3rd in a collaborative series between the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the UK Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. The 2017 GGCS was also held in conjunction with the inaugural K-12 level international FIRST Robotics Competition for Addressing Grand Challenges.
The 2017 Summit aimed to inspire the next generation of engineers, policymakers, and the public to address critically important engineering challenges and opportunities facing humanity. The focus of the Summit involved the four themes of the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering: Sustainability, Health, Security, and Joy of Living, as well as Education, and Public Engagement related to the Grand Challenges.
Watch the NAE's Global Grand Challenges Summit Mini Documentary to learn more about the topics covered at last summer's Summit.
Dr. Madni reflects that, “a professionally successful career that does not include philanthropy is an incomplete and unsatisfying one and I never forget that achieving this privilege in my profession makes it incumbent upon me and my family to give back and help guide the generation following us.”
Read more about how Dr. Madni and his family have provided lasting support to the NAE
Letter from President Mote.
Giving by the Numbers