One of the most memorable "grand challenge" declarations in history

America's Students Step Up to the Challenge, OSTP

"On the 50th anniversary of one of the most memorable "grand challenge" declarations in history--President Kennedy's call for a commitment of "landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth"--I want to congratulate America's Grand Challenge Scholars. These undergraduate engineering students have organized their research, coursework, and extracurricular activities to find solutions to some of the most important problems facing the Nation in the 21st century. The Grand Challenge Scholars Program was inspired by the National Academy of Engineering's 2008 promulgation of 14 "grand challenges"--global problems whose solutions could vastly improve people's lives, such as providing access to safe drinking water, dramatically lowering the cost of solar energy, enabling personalized learning, and developing computers capable of emulating human intelligence. President Obama also featured grand challenges in his national innovation strategy."

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