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  • Robert L. Cook
    Chair*
    Vice President Emeritus Advanced Technology
    Pixar Animation Studios
  • Anthony D. DeRose
    Vice-Chair
    Senior Scientist and Research Group Lead Pixar Animation Studios
  • Ginger Alford Strategic Project Director - Technology, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
    Director of Computer Science,
    Trinity Valley School
  • Barbara D. Boyan* Dean School of Engineering
    Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Dale Dougherty Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Maker Media, Inc.
  • Wesley Harris* Charles Stark Draper Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Enrique J. Lavernia* Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
    University of California, Irvine
  • Kevin Murphy Executive Director, ExxonMobil Foundation Manager Corporate Citizenship,
    Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Todd Sperry Senior Vice President for Marketing Strategy and Communications Boston Museum of Science
  • Maksim Tonyushkin Middle School Winner E4U2
  • Hans Voegeli High School Winner
    E4U2
  • * signifies an NAE member

    People's Choice

    Thank you for voting for the People’s Choice Award! Voting closed at 12:00 PM EDT on September 1, 2016.

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    • by Bridget Decker
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      About 4,000 people in the U.S. are currently awaiting a heart transplant—but only about 2,000 hearts are available per year. What we need is an alternative strategy—and by 3-D printing heart muscle tissue, Carnegie Mellon University Professor of Materials Science Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Adam Feinberg is forging the way to that alternative.
      Submission date: May 27, 2016
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    • by Clara Stoesser
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      Our Mega-Engineering project proposal pertains to one of the world’s most tragic humanitarian problems of the 21st century, the refugee crisis. This is a crisis affecting millions of people globally. We believe that through systems engineering solutions and the power of cooperation amongst government officials, humanitarian aid organizations and engineers we can help maximize the number of people helped in this dire situation and bring a little more peace to this world.
      Submission date: May 31, 2016
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    • by Abigail Evansic
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      The Bering Strait Mega Engineering project would connect the United States and Russia with an underwater railroad tunnel. Expanding the railroads to reach Russia, China, New York, and California would cost $1.3 Trillion dollars but would make 50,000-80,000 jobs and people could travel between our continents on trains! A tunnel through the Bering Strait would take days for shipments, instead of weeks - 100 million tons of freight could be carried between Europe and the United States. That's 8% of the world's freight cargo. We really aren't that far from Russia! At the Bering Strait, it's only 53 miles between the two countries. One day, going to Russia could be as easy as getting on a train.
      Submission date: May 31, 2016
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    • by Jackson Downey
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      My video is a stop gap animation explaining how to tackle global warming. My video poses an idea of how to counter global warming, opposed to stopping it, which is where most scientists have placed their focus.
      Submission date: May 30, 2016
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    • by Ehathashamul Alam
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      At present, mankind lives in an era where the fruits of urbanization and industrialization lets one bask under the light of prosperity and comfort. But all this comes with a cost, and consequently the foreseeable scarcity of natural resources owing to the exponential increase in human population, which issues an imminent hazard to mankind, a threat which begs to be mitigated.With an aim to promote a possible solution, the video "Life Mining" highlights a the importance of one of the biggest mega engineering initiatives yet, asteroid mining. Set in a fictional classroom scenario of a lighthearted conversation between a teacher and his curious students, the video depicts the magnificent journey of engineers in saving the world. Through the reminiscent storytelling of the teacher, the students immerse into the past as they visualize the crisis earth once faced, how the heroes of earth joined forces to tackle that and how they used asteroid mining to revive mother nature and build habitable settlements in Mars, which the students call their home, thus bringing perpetual harmony to mankind's existence in the process.A glance at the past from a fictional future tells the significance asteroid mining can hold behind human welfare. Thus, the video ends with a subtle hint, yet a powerful message, as to how mankind should unite from this very moment to promote and establish asteroid mining, since this particular mega engineering project truly holds the key to transforming earth into the paradise it once was.
      Submission date: May 30, 2016
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    • by Helena Gruensteidl
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      A brief poem about engineering that describes our global climate and overpopulation problems as well as a solution to those problems: Personal Rapid Transit!
      Submission date: May 31, 2016
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    • by Catie Tomasello
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      Wave wings use the elliptical motion of water particles in the ocean to generate energy. Scientists and developing countries around the world could work together to create a global wave wings project and provide clean, renewable power for the future!
      Submission date: May 29, 2016
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    • by Robin Hoover
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      We talk about the possible benefits of asteroid mining. A brief description of what it is, as well as how it would benefit the earth as a whole. Also, whose help is needed in making it a viable reality!
      Submission date: April 23, 2016
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    • by Irena Gao
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      We live in a breathing tapestry of imaginations. With our creativities woven together, we can imagine solutions to any problem plaguing our human family. Together, we first dared to imagine granting equal access to diagnostics for everyone, regardless of resources. Biomedical engineers crafted point of care diagnostics that are cheap, accurate, and fast miniature bioassays. If our past dreams can bring us this far, then our current ones can reach even more low resource communities by replacing electronic sensors with paper or engineering a single chip to diagnose multiple diseases at once. We are a family because of our desire to protect each other through our innovations. What will we dare to imagine next?
      Submission date: May 30, 2016
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    • by Nathan Benson
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      Throughout history, the world has continuously pushed the boundaries in engineering. A mega-engineering project like colonizing the moon would inspire people all over the world to work together for the benefit of humanity.
      Submission date: May 31, 2016
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    • by Alexander Li
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      Plastic pollution is endangering one of Earth's most precious resources: the ocean. The Ocean Cleanup introduces an innovative idea to clean all the plastic in the ocean in only 5 years without expending excess resources.
      Submission date: June 2, 2016
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    • by Jeeyoon Lee
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      My animated film, “IFO Sightings”, uses stop motion techniques and paper cutouts to talk about the idea of engineering a large number of small, lightweight, very inexpensive, solar powered, and space-capable flight objects that can be released by the thousands in outer space to take videos while the objects are in flight. Though videos from outer space are currently created by governments and large organizations, these videos can be created and customized by a single person. The cost of space videos will be extremely small compared to the conventional method of video in space and will encourage taking much more video footage, thereby increasing the speed of research. Additionally, space observations will be multiplied by many factors because of the sheer number of flight objects and lead to a multitude of planned or serendipitous discoveries. My film also discusses the crucial role of engineers in our world and how they are involved in working on mega-engineering projects, such as this one.
      Submission date: May 31, 2016
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    • by Nehemiah Mabry
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      This video serves as an official submission to the National Academy of Engineering’s E4U3 Mega Engineering video contest.The video presentation is a spoken word/poetry piece on the topic of “Future Cities with Intelligent Infrastructure”. It was written and performed by myself, Nehemiah J. Mabry, Ph.D., the President and Founder of STEMedia Incorporated. The purpose is to speak on the need of building smart systems that would enhance the safety and quality of life for all urban citizens. It goes in-depth about one example of structural health monitoring of bridges, while also mentioning several other ways “Smart Cities” can be achieved. Lastly, the video communicates positivity and my enthusiasm towards working on these engineering projects in the future.STEMedia began as an extracurricular activity while attending North Carolina State University as a student in graduate school. It was an effort to combine STEM education with other less-technical interests in efforts to motivate and encourage fellow students. Now, as a full-time bridge design engineer, I continue to look for creative ways, such as this, to inspire students and the general public in the areas of science and engineering. Please enjoy this Mega Engineering video on Future Cities with Intelligent Infrastructure.-Nehemiah
      Submission date: May 31, 2016
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