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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Symposium Agenda." National Academy of Engineering. 2002. Engineering and Environmental Challenges: Technical Symposium on Earth Systems Engineering. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10386.
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Symposium Agenda

National Academy of Engineering Technical Symposium

Earth Systems Engineering

October 24, 2000

National Academies Building Auditorium

Continental Breakfast available in the Great Hall starting at 7:30 am

8:45 am

Welcome

John H. Gibbons (NAE 1994)—NAE Senior Fellow

9:00 am

Keynote Address

Norman P. Neureiter, Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State

Session One

Engineering to Understand, Adapt, and Mitigate Climate Change

9:30 am

Introduction of panel

9:35 am

Main speaker

Robert M. White (NAE 1968)—President Emeritus, NAE; Principal, Washington Advisory Group

10:00 am

Short responses from

Robert W. Corell—Senior Research Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Univerisity

Jerry M. Melillo—Codirector, Ecosystem Center, Marine Biological Laboratory

10:20 am

Discussion (Q&A)

10:40 am

Break

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Symposium Agenda." National Academy of Engineering. 2002. Engineering and Environmental Challenges: Technical Symposium on Earth Systems Engineering. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10386.
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Session Two

Using Biological Activity for Humanity’s Benefit

11:10 am

Introduction of panel

11:15 am

Main speaker

Maxine F. Singer (NAS 1979, IOM 1979)—President, Carnegie Institution

11:40 am

Short responses from

Braden R. Allenby—Environment, Health, and Safety Vice President, AT&T

Edward A. Hiler (NAE 1987)—Vice Chancellor for Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University System

12:00 am

Discussion (Q&A)

12:20–1:30 pm

Lunch

Session Three

Engineers and Policy Makers: Partners in Developing and Implementing Solutions

1:30 pm

Introduction of panel

1:35 pm

Main speaker

Anita K. Jones (NAE 1994)—Lawrence R. Quarles Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, Department of Computer Science, University of Virginia

2:00 pm

Short responses from

Kathleen C. Taylor (NAE 1995)—Director, Material and Processes Laboratory, Research and Development Center, General Motors Corporation

Daniel R. Sarewitz—Managing Director and Senior Research Scholar, Center for Science, Policy, and Outcomes, Columbia University

2:20 pm

Discussion (Q&A)

2:40 pm

Break

Session Four

Rethinking Today’s Cities: Designing Tomorrow’s Urban Centers

3:10 pm

Introduction of panel

3:15 pm

Main speaker

George Bugliarello (NAE 1987)—Chancellor, Polytechnic University

3:40 pm

Short responses from

Lawrence T. Papay (NAE 1987)—Vice President for the Integrated Solutions Sector, SAIC

Geeta PradhanDirector, Sustainable Boston

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Symposium Agenda." National Academy of Engineering. 2002. Engineering and Environmental Challenges: Technical Symposium on Earth Systems Engineering. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10386.
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4:00 pm

Discussion (Q&A)

4:20 pm

Closing Remarks

4:30 pm

Adjourn—Reception in the Great Hall

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Symposium Agenda." National Academy of Engineering. 2002. Engineering and Environmental Challenges: Technical Symposium on Earth Systems Engineering. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10386.
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Dealing with the challenges presented by climate change or rapid urban development require cooperation and expertise from engineering, social and natural sciences. Earth systems engineering is an emerging area of multidisclinary study that takes a holistic view of natural and human system interactions to better understand complex systems. It seeks to develop methods and tools that enable technically sound and ethically wise decisions. Engineering and Environmental Challenges presents the proceedings of a National Academy of Engineering public symposium on Earth systems engineering.

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