Video: Global Summit Environmental Scan Report

Aug 14, 2012

by ASME.org

Future of Mechanical Engineering

Among the challenges, sustainable development, says the ASME report, will be a shared vision in the worldwide technical community, involving collaboration tools that allow "mechanical engineers to tap into the collective wisdom of an organization or network of stakeholders."

Collaboration also will facilitate the development of innovations in nanotechnology, biotechnology, and large-scale systems. According to the report, nanotechnology and biotechnology will dominate technological development in the next 20 years and will be incorporated into all aspects of technology that affect lives on a daily basis. "Nano-bio will provide the building blocks that future engineers will use to solve pressing problems in diverse fields including medicine, energy, water management, aeronautics, agriculture and environmental management."

Other topics examined at the summit and discussed in the report include intellectual property, engineering education and lifelong learning, diversity, virtual design environments, and home-based fabrication.

To read more on the Global Summit report, please click the link below: Scan Report - Future of Mechanical Engineering

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