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News Release 08-028

Leading Engineers and Scientists Identify Advances That Could Improve Quality of Life Around the World

21st Century grand engineering challenges unveiled

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One of the grand engineering challenges seeks to make solar energy more affordable.

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A panel of experts announced 14 grand challenges for engineering in the 21st century.

Credit: National Science Foundation/National Academy of Engineering