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NAE Grand Challenges Scholars Program

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Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has been selected as a partner for the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges Scholars Program.

In 2008, the NAE identified 14 grand challenges for engineering in the 21st century that are a call to action and serve as a focal point for society's attention to opportunities and challenges affecting quality of life. To prepare students to be the generation that solves these issues facing society in this century, the NAE developed the Grand Challenge Scholars Program.

The 14 grand challenges for improving life on the planet include