In 2008 the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) established a set of fourteen Grand Challenges that engineers face in order to make progress toward a sustainable world - one that provides all people with more than just their basic needs and aspires to a higher level of living. The fourteen Grand Challenges range across disciplines and incorporate aspects of life ranging from the developing world to the developed world. It is crucial that future engineers acknowledge these challenges as pressing issues that need to be addressed. The fourteen Grand Challenges are as follows:

For more information on each individual Grand Challenge, you can follow the links above to the National Academy of Engineering's website describing each challenge.