The world is facing challenges, the likes of which it has never faced before.
Energy production is highly problematic. Progress in modern healthcare, from research to patient, is agonizingly slow and complex. The Earth’s resources are in jeopardy. The world is becoming less secure. Unstable economies cause suffering the world over.
These and other problems are all associated in some way, making them even more troublesome. Finding solutions often seems impossible. These are problems that only engineers can solve.
Yet the world faces these extraordinary challenges with a sense of hope because there are equally extraordinary people who appear wherever these problems exist - people dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others.
Many of them are Michigan Engineers – the leaders and best, a special breed of creative problem-solvers with the uncommon resources of a larger, equally exceptional institution: the University of Michigan.Because we are Michigan Engineering, rather than being overwhelmed, we are stepping up and committing our substantial resources and intellectual capacity to tackle these great challenges.
Please join us. This is our moment in history. A time when we will be able to look back and say, "We saw the challenge and we seized the opportunity."
During this transformative period, we will be focusing on a variety of societal concerns, including:
As we look to the future, we recognize that world is facing difficulties ahead. We need bold ideas and breakthrough ideas.
And we recognize that because we are among its intellectual leaders, the world's most brilliant engineers, we have a responsibility. The world is looking to us now.
Let us answer that call.
For history has shown that when we put the great minds of engineering to work, no challenge is insurmountable, and no problem is without solution.
Step forward with us.
Because we are Michigan engineers, and the world needs victors of engineering.