Washington, DC
July 18 – 20, 2017

Agenda

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Tuesday, July 18

 

 Pre-Summit Events

 

9:00 AM – 8:00 PM Registration Open for the Global Grand Challenges Summit (GGCS)
 George Washington University
21st and H St NW
Marvin Center, 3rd Floor, Grand Ballroom
 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Student Day Business Model Competition
NAS Building, 21st and Constitution Ave NW
(teams selected by prior competition;
competitors/mentors can pick up their
registration materials at the NAS building on Monday)

Observers Welcome - See Student Day Agenda
Buses will depart regularly from the front of the GWU Marvin Center to the NAS Building for those who wish to observe the student competition
 2:50 – 6:00 PM "How to Change the World" Student Event
(Pre-registration now closed)
National Academy of Sciences Building, Washington, DC.
Buses will depart regularly from the front of the GWU Marvin Center to the NAS Building for How to Change the World participants
8:30  AM – 7:00 PM FIRST Global Robotics Competition
 DAR Constitution Hall, 17th and D ST NW

Observers Welcome. Visit: http://first.global
Buses will depart regularly from the front of the GWU Marvin Center to DAR Constitution Hall for those who wish to observe the robotics competition

 7:00 – 9:00 PM Summit Opening Reception
University Yard Tent, George Washington University,
21st and H St NW
 Welcome - C. Dan Mote, Jr., NAE, President, National Academy of Engineering
Remarks - Greg Hyslop, CTO and Senior Vice President, Boeing
 - Dean Kamen, NAE, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of FIRST Robotics
 

Wednesday, July 19

 

 

Global Grand Challenges Summit
George Washington University

 

7:00 – 8:15 AM Breakfast
University Yard Tent, 21st and H St NW
8:20 – 8:30 AM General Welcome and Introductions of Academy Speakers
 Lisner Auditorium, 21st and H St NW
Gordon England, NAE, Chair, National Academy of Engineering
8:30 – 9:00 AM Academy Welcoming Remarks
ZHOU Ji, CAE, President, Chinese Academy of Engineering
David ThomlinsonFREng, International Secretary, Royal Academy of Engineering
C. Dan Mote, Jr., NAE, President, National Academy of Engineering
  Keynote Addresses
 Lisner Auditorium
 Moderator: Ali Velshi, MSNBC Host, Co-host, "Velshi & Ruhle", MSNBC and NBC Business Correspondent
 9:00 – 9:45 AM Keynote: Global Challenges: Inspiring the Next Generation
Rajiv Shah,
 President, Rockefeller Foundation
9:45 – 10:30 AM Keynote: DENG Zhonghan CAE, Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Vimicro
10:30 – 11:10 AM Morning Break
  University Yard Tent
 11:10 – 11:55 AM Keynote: The Grand Challenges for Engineering - A Decade On
Alec Broers
, FREng, Member, UK House of Lords; Member, Original Grand Challenges Committee
11:55 AM – 1:35 PM Lunch and Student Poster Session
University Yard Tent
1:45 – 3:05 PM 1st Workshop: Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence
Lisner Auditorium
Moderator: Ali Velshi

 

Virtual Reality: After Half a Century, it’s Finally Here - But This is Only the Beginning
Michael Abrash, Chief Scientist, Oculus VR
Advances in Deep Learning Research for Building Intelligent Computer Systems
Jeffrey Dean, Google Senior Fellow, Google
3:05 – 3:45 PM Afternoon Break
University Yard Tent
3:45 – 5:05 PM 2nd Workshop: Engineering and Healthcare
Lisner Auditorium
Moderator: Ali Velshi

 

 Engineering Biomaterials for Human Health
Molly Stevens, FREng, Professor, Imperial College
The Engineering Challenge of Anti-Microbial Resistence
Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, United Kingdom
5:05 – 5:45 PM Grand Challenges Scholars Program
Moderator: Thomas Katsouleas, Provost, University of Virginia
Student Speakers from the Grand Challenges Scholars Program
Ellen Chisa, Dark, Inc., and Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Kushal Seetharam, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Aaron Gordon, Clemson University
Amara Uyanna, University of Texas, Austin
6:00 – 8:00 PM All GGCS Attendees Reception
Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Following the reception, buses will return guests to GGCS hotels and to the GWU Marvin Center

Welcome - C. Dan Mote, Jr., NAE, President, NAE
 7:00 - 9:00 PM Sponsors Dinner, by Invitation
Welcome - Gordon England NAE, Chair, NAE
Remarks - C. Dan Mote, Jr., NAE, President, NAE
8:00 – 10:00 PM Student-Sponsor Networking Social Event
GWU Marvin Center, 3rd Floor, 21st and H St
Following the reception, buses will return students to their GGCS accommodations
 

Thursday, July 20

 

7:00 – 8:00 AM Breakfast
University Yard Tent
8:15 – 8:25 AM Welcome
Wes Bush, Chairman, CEO and President, Northrop Grumman
8:25 – 9:45 AM 3rd Workshop: Sustainability
Lisner Auditorium
Moderator: Ali Velshi, MSNBC Host, Co-host, "Velshi & Ruhle", MSNBC and NBC Business Correspondent
The Increasing Risks of the Global Climate Change and Sustainable Governance
Ding Yihui, Senior Advisor, China Meteorological Administration
Urbanization: Its Global Challenges and the New China Solutions
Wu Zhiqiang, Vice President, Tongji University
9:45 – 10:15 AM Morning Break
University Yard Tent
10:20 – 11:40 AM 4th Workshop: Reverse Engineer the Brain
Lisner Auditorium
Moderator: Ali Velshi

 

Understanding the Circuit Elements That Make Up a Brain
Christof Koch, President and Chief Scientific Officer, Allen Institute for Brain Science
Miniaturized and Minimally-Invasive Interfaces to the Brain
Rikky Muller, Professor, UC Berkeley and Co-founder at Cortera Neurotechnologies, Inc.
11:40 AM – 12:25 PM
A Discussion with Martha Lane Fox,
Entrepreneur, Member, UK House of Lords
Moderator: Ali Velshi
12:25 – 1:45 PM Lunch and Brainstorming Session
University Yard Tent
Small Group Discussions, Participants Choose Preferred Topics During Registration
1:55– 3:15 PM Education/Public Engagement
Lisner Auditorium
Moderator: Ali Velshi

 

Education Panel – The Global STEM Challenges Program at Edison High School
Education Panelists:
Scott Settar, Program Manager, Technology and Engineering Education and STEAM Integration, Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia
Pamela Brumfield, Principal, Thomas A. Edison High School, Alexandria, Virginia
Katherine Shirey, Senior Fellow, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
Francis Reyes, Global STEM Challenges Student,  Edison High School, Alexandria, Virginia
Public Engagement Panel – Raising Awareness in After-School Activities, Entertainment, and Public Policy
Public Engagement Panelists:
Deanne Bell, Founder and CEO of Future Engineers, Host of CNBC’s “Make Me a Millionaire Inventor”
Dean Kamen, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of FIRST Robotics
Tim Kaine U.S. Senator (D-VA)
3:15 – 3:45 PM Next Steps: Brainstorming Wrap-up
Moderator: Richard Miller, President, Olin College
Panelists:
Yannis Yortsos, Dean of Engineering, USC
Thomas Katsouleas, Provost, UVA
3:45 – 4:15 PM GGCS Student Awards
Moderators: Yannis Yortsos, USC
Rod Makoske, Senior Vice President Corporate Engineering, Technology and Operations, Lockheed Martin
Student Day Competition Winners
Poster Winners
4:15 – 4:35 PM Summit Closing Remarks
C. Dan Mote, Jr., National Academy of Engineering

 

Friday, July 21

 

 Post-Summit Event

 

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM "How to Change the World" Student Event
(Pre-registration now closed)
National Academy of Sciences Building, Washington, DC
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GGCS Student Poster Competition

The 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit includes an opportunity for students to present research posters. Graduate and undergraduate students were invited to submit abstracts of their research for consideration. Over 100 selected abstracts were chosen for the poster presentation, which will take place during an extended lunchtime session (11:55am to 1:35pm) at the Summit on July 19th, 2017.

Evening Activities

GWU University Yard

FIRST and GGCS Evening Reception

GGCS participants are invited to join FIRST attendees to enjoy light hors d’oeuvres at a welcome reception, held at University Yard, on the campus of George Washington University. Suggested attire is business casual.

Evening of July 18, 2017

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GGCS Welcome Reception

GGCS participants are invited to enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres at a reception at the United States Institute of Peace, on Constitution Avenue, overlooking the National Mall and Lincoln Memorial. The GGCS welcome reception will give attendees the opportunity to interact with Summit speakers, and fellow attendees. Suggested attire is business casual.

Evening of July 19, 2017

Due to overwhelming response, registration for the Global Grand Challenges Summit has reached capacity and is now closed.

Please check back soon for details about the GGCS2017 livestream.