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Attend the Global Grand Challenges Summit to learn more about how engineers are finding solutions to humanity’s grand challenges and inspire future generations to forge a better future through engineering.

2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit
Tuesday, July 18–Thursday, July 20, 2017
George Washington University, 2121 I St NW, Washington, DC 20052
$200; $50 for current students
Register to attend!

The NAE anticipates this will be the largest meeting ever hosted, with 800 participants evenly split between students and professionals expected to participate, so register early to secure your spot.

If you know a student interested in attending or presenting a poster, encourage them to submit their abstract by Monday, February 6, 2017. Note that registration may close early.

Free lodging in George Washington University dormitories will be made available for all students and the NAE will provide a travel allowance of up to $500 per student against actual expenses for students from U.S. academic institutions, with a limit of five student registrants per institution as endorsed by the dean.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to explore pathways for developing the collaborations, networks and tools necessary both to address complex problems on a global scale and, most importantly, to engage young people worldwide in addressing the Grand Challenges for Engineering.

Watch the FIRST Global robotics competition, Jul. 18

The event will be held in conjunction with the inaugural FIRST Global robotics competition on July 17–18, 2017 in the nearby DAR Constitution Hall. Attendees are encouraged to go watch the FIRST competition finals on the evening of July 18, 2017, at the National Academy of Sciences building. The competition’s goal will be based on the NAE Grand Challenges. The winners will be presented at the Summit and students will also have an opportunity to present research posters.

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