UTEP
Building Partnerships and Pathways to Address Engineering Grand Challenges Conference
NSF

El Paso, Texas

February 8, 9 & 10, 2010


The deadline for early registration (at no cost) is January 31. Registration (at $ 125.00 per person) will re-open on site on February 8.

The last day to be considered for a poster presentation is January 15.

The University of Texas at El Paso is pleased to announce the Building Partnerships and Pathways to Address Engineering Grand Challenges Conference, which will be held February 8-10, 2010 on the UTEP campus.

The conference will address a select group of National Academy of Engineering (NAE) “Grand Challenges for Engineering” by establishing a forum to engage researchers who can bring distinct perspectives to selected challenges. The conference will focus on finding innovative solutions to challenges that face our society.

During the 3-day conference researchers from different disciplines, industry and institutions of higher education will engage in discussions, share best practices for successfully establishing partnerships, and identify what is needed to overcome obstacles to creating alliances among universities, industry and national laboratories.

The goal of the conference is to identify opportunities for synergetic research and strategic partnerships among research extensive universities, Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and industry; to identify the actions needed to create a culture of collaboration that facilitates the formation of research partnerships; and to showcase the capabilities of faculty from MSIs.

We look forward to welcoming you at the Building Partnerships and Pathways to Address Engineering Grand Challenges Conference. Please explore this website for more information and to register.

Conference Themes:

  • Energy Sustainability in a Carbon Constrained World

  • Engineering and Manufacturing Tools for Biomedical Discovery and Innovation

  • Assessment and Management of Decaying Urban Infrastructure