Summit 8

Engineering Change Lab USA Summit 8 will be held at the Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute on March 10 and 11, 2020. The themes of Summit 8 will be exploration of the future of engineering through the lens of biomedical engineering and the stewardship role of engineers with respect to climate and extreme weather challenges, both of which are major issues for Houston and the Gulf Coast. For registration information, contact Mike McMeekin, ECL-USA Executive Director (

Summit 7 Report

“Engineering Challenges for the 21st Century,” the report on ECL-USA Summit 7 is now available.  The report is framed around discussions at Summit 7 of the future challenges faced by society and engineers, as expressed in the National Academy of Engineering”s Grand Challenges for Engineering and the American Society of Civil Engineers Future World Vision initiative.  The report also features audio interviews with Summit 7 provocateurs Jerry Buckwalter of ASCE and Chris Walcutt of Direct Defense.  Click on the image below to view the report.