Grand Challenges Homework

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  1. This assignment is meant to help you get a better picture about the engineering grand challenges, and to help you start thinking about what engineers do (outcome 1.3.h)

    Write a 400 word essay (Times New Roman, font size 12) that describes how the engineering discipline you plan to pursue (or if you don't know, select one of the 3 you researched for the OCE) can help solve one of the engineering grand challenges.  This homework should be done individually.  You must read the document on "Engineering Grand Challenges" before you can start your essay.

    Please type this in a word document and attach the file to the assignment when you are ready to turn it in. Do not type directly into the website as a text submission.

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Challenges to Civil Engineering
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Human development is an ongoing process. The great industrial revolution and
astounding technological developments are enhancing the standards of living on one hand but
posing greater challenges for the future as well. To meet these challenges and work towards the
goal of sustainable solutions require a great deal of effort and thinking.
In the face of growing population and need to do more is changing the nature of the
challenges as well. Aspiring to be a civil engineer, I have outlined various challenges facing this
field. The human population over the last century is dramatically increasing. This enormous
growth puts a lot of pressure on the existent infrastructure. The infrastructure worldwide is
getting fragile due to ageing. Replacing the old structures is the serious challenge. The need to
replace these structures becomes imminent due to the natural factors as well. The disasters which
threaten to annihilate the vast infrastructures are earthquakes, typhoons, and other thre...

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