Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate student Trenton Franz created a video diary on his field research in Kenya as part of the Grand Challenges Program. Franz is a member of an interdisciplinary team working in the Laikipia-Samburu region of central Kenya to better understand the interplay of vegetation, climate, wildlife, livestock and humans on this remote section of the savanna. Video by Trenton Franz. Editing by Taofik Kolade.
A new report should spur public debate about how science and technology can best sustain the earth while furthering the goals of humanity, according to Robert Socolow, one of 18 maverick thinkers convened by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to map the greatest technological challenges of this century.