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Seattle Grand Challenges Summit

Special thanks to all those who participated in the Seattle Grand Challenges Summit on May 2-3, 2010. Students, professors, policy makers, and leaders of industry joined a robust dialogue on the NAE's Grand Challenges and the topics of Engineering Better Medicines and Engineering the Tools of Scientific Discovery.

 

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Engineering Creativity: Opportunities in Global Health
Hugh Chang, Director, Special Initiatives within the Office of the President, PATH

Grand Challenges Overview with Q&A Session
Matt O'Donnell, Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of Engineering, University of Washington

 

Monday, May 3

Session I

Welcome Address and Student Poster Competition Award Ceremony
Matt O'Donnell, Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of Engineering, University of Washington
John Markoff, Correspondent, The New York Times

Keynote Address: Engineering Better Medicines
Nicholas A. Peppas, Chair of Biomedical Engineering, Fletcher Stuckey Pratt Chair, Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Keynote Address: Engineering Better Medicines: It's in the Delivery
Suzie Pun, Robert F. Rushmer Associate Professor in Bioengineering, University of Washington

Engineering Better Medicines Panel Discussion
Matt O'Donnell, Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of Engineering, University of Washington
Lonnie Edelheit, Retired Senior Vice President, Research & Development, General Electric Company
Bruce Montgomery, MD, Senior Vice President, Respiratory Therapeutics, Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Nicholas A. Peppas, Chair of Biomedical Engineering, Fletcher Stuckey Pratt Chair, Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
Suzie Pun, Robert F. Rushmer Associate Professor in Bioengineering, University of Washington


Session II

Introduction: eScience: Techniques and Technologies for 21st Century Discovery
Ed Lazowska, Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington; Director, University of Washington eScience Institute; Chair, Computing Community Consortium

Keynote Address: High Performance Cyberinfrastructure Discovery Tools for Data Intensive Research
Larry Smarr, Founding Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications & Information Technology, University of California, San Diego

Engineering the Tools of Scientific Discovery Introductory Panel Talks

Bridging the Gap: PBs to KBs
Catharine van Ingen, Partner Architect, Microsoft Research

Reading the Social Pages: Using Facebook to Learn about People
Jonathan Chang, Data Science Team Member, Facebook

Removing Barriers to Data Analysis
Alon Halevy, Director, Structured Data Management Research, Google

Engineering the Tools of Scientific Discovery Panel Discussion

Ed Lazowska, Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington; Director, University of Washington eScience Institute; Chair, Computing Community Consortium
Jonathan Chang, Data Science Team Member, Facebook
Alon Halevy, Director, Structured Data Management Research, Google
Larry Smarr, Founding Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications & Information Technology, University of California, San Diego
Catharine van Ingen, Partner Architect, Microsoft Research


Session III

Keynote Address: Engineering the Tools of Scientific Discovery
Mike Griffin, King-McDonald Eminent Scholar and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Director, Center for System Studies, The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Keynote Address: Engineering the Tools of Scientific Discovery
Bonnie Dunbar, President and CEO, Museum of Flight

Keynote Address: Engineering the Tools of Scientific Discovery
Edward F. Crawley, Ford Professor of Engineering and Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and of Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Engineering the Tools of Scientific Discovery Panel Discussion
Bonnie Dunbar, President and CEO, Museum of Flight
Edward F. Crawley, Ford Professor of Engineering and Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and of Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mike Griffin, King-McDonald Eminent Scholar and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Director, Center for System Studies, The University of Alabama in Huntsville


Closing Remarks and Panel Discussion

John Markoff, Correspondent, The New York Times
Bonnie Dunbar, President and CEO, Museum of Flight
Ed Lazowska, Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington; Director, University of Washington eScience Institute; Chair, Computing Community Consortium
Matt O'Donnell, Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of Engineering
Larry Smarr, Founding Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications & Information Technology, University of California, San Diego