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Thursday, Oct. 12: An Afternoon with C.D. Mote, Jr. President of the National Academy of Engineering

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Published: 2017-10-06 05:48:40.227

Dr. Mote will discuss the Grand Challenges for Engineering whose solutions were considered critical to the future well-being of humanity and the planet. A question and answer session will follow his presentation. The event will take place on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 3:00 pm, in SW301,
Rockville Campus.

Dr. Mote, Jr. is president of the National Academy of Engineering. He held an endowed chair in mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley, chaired the Mechanical Engineering Department from 1987 to 1991, and served as vice chancellor from 1991 to 1998. In 1998 Dr. Mote was recruited to the presidency of the University of Maryland, College Park, a position he held for twelve years when he was appointed Regents' Professor. The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UMD #36 in 2010 and its Engineering School #13.

As president of the NAE, Dr. Mote's goal is to ensure highly competitive talent for the 21st Century engineering workforce, to facilitate public understanding of engineering by demonstrating how engineering creates a better quality of life and serves society, and to engage the academy in global engineering issues in support of national interests.

Dr. Mote's recognitions include the NAE Founders Award, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Medal, and the Humboldt Prize of the Federal Republic of Germany. He is an honorary fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Academy of Mechanics, Acoustical Society of America, and America Association for Advancement of Science.

He is a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and an Honorary Academician of the Academia Sinica. Dr. Mote holds four honorary doctorates and two honorary professorships.

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