The U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has announced a major summit where leading thinkers from around the globe will gather to address some of the planets most pressing issues. Some speakers at this event include Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and Google/Motorola executive Regina Dugan. The summit will take place March 12-13, 2013, in London, England, and a video contest is offering a chance to be there. The competition asks contestants to create a video that describes the importance of engineering. The deadline for submissions is midnight EST on Feb. 3, 2013.
Earthquake-shattered Haiti is a world apart from grassy college campuses in Florida, Colorado, and Pennsylvania. Yet for a growing number of U.S. engineering undergraduates, the country serves as a living classroom where they can apply their knowledge and skills to help real people – half a million of whom still live under tarps or tents – recover from the worst natural disaster in modern times.