Join Matt Durshimer from The Professional Engineer Podcast as he explores the 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century and the advancements being made in each. These transformative goals have been outlined by the National Academy of Engineering to improve life on our planet and to sustain the continued advancement of civilization. Matt provides much needed clarity in the rapidly evolving world of engineering and technology by building upon his background as a Bridge Engineer and Design Manager. The 14 challenges are: Make solar energy economical, Provide energy from fusion, Develop carbon sequestration methods, Manage the nitrogen cycle, Provide access to clean water, Restore and improve urban infrastructure, Advance health informatics, Engineer better medicines, Reverse-engineer the brain, Prevent nuclear terror, Secure cyberspace, Enhance virtual reality, Advance personalized learning, and Engineer the tools of scientific discovery.
001 Podcast Introduction and the 14 Grand Engineering Challenges of the 21st Century
In this intro episode of The Professional Engineer Podcast, Matt Durshimer outlines the focus of the Podcast, which is the 14 Grand Engineering Challenges of the 21st Century. He also outlines what to expect in the first 5 episodes of the podcast and...
002 What is an Engineer and which US President was one?
In this first full length episode of The Professional Engineer Podcast, Matt Durshimer goes through the requirements to become a licensed Professional Engineer and breaks down a quote on Engineering from Herbert Hoover, who was the 31st President of the...
003 My Engineering Research while in School
In this episode, Matt Durshimer goes into detail on the Civil Engineering research he did while in College at the University of South Florida. His work included research on Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP), Cathodic Protection of Steel H-Piles, Drilled...