OSHR 1092 - Yet More Grand Challenges for the 21st Century

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

In 2006, the National Academy of Engineering charged a panel of experts with identifying the major scientific and engineering problems to be solved during the 21st century. The panel ultimately defined 14 grand challenges.

Through the course of three Osher terms, we have studied them all-four were examined in Part I and five more were examined in Part II. The remaining five challenges will be discussed during this course.

This session’s exploration of paramount challenges will include (1) access to clean water, (2) nuclear terrorism, (3) cyber security, (4) individualized learning, and (5) developing tools for scientific exploration.

Readings: www.nae.edu

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.