Monthly Archives: February 2013

Health session comment piece: The Race to Develop Individualised Medicine by Professor Qimin Zhan

 The Race to Develop Individualised Medicine In the present time, the major chronic non-infectious diseases, such as malignant cancers, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, have become the common threads worldwide, but the conventional therapeutic approaches are thought to almost reach the … Continue reading

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Sustainability session comment piece: Engineering Green Growth by Professor Calestous Juma

Engineering Green Growth A classical way for developing countries to promote industrial growth is to adopt existing technologies from around the world, especially from industrialized countries through foreign investment. Many of these technologies, however, were developed with little consideration for … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes: UK GGCS short film competition judging

Yesterday at the Royal Academy of Engineering I snuck into watch the judging of the UK Global Grand Challenges Summit film competition. The competition called for creative entrants, aged between 18-27, to produce a film no longer than two minutes, … Continue reading

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Resilience session comment piece: Energy Security by Dr Paul Golby

Energy Security In the last decade we have seen major blackouts in Italy and New York, the London Underground plunged into darkness and 600 million people left without power in India.  The triggers for these events can be many and … Continue reading

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Education session comment peice: Overview of the STEM Early College High School by Robert Matheson

Overview of the STEM Early College High School The United States’ National Academy of Engineering designated fourteen Grand Challenges for Engineering (www.engineeringchallenges.org) that provide a thematic focus for our science/engineering design courses in grades 9-12 (we teach an engineering design … Continue reading

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GGCS speakers in the news: putting the science spotlight on a Raleigh magnet school

Last Saturday, the US Raleigh News & Observer ran an opinion piece about the revolutionary STEM Early College High School in the US, which featured comments from the School’s Principal and GGCS speaker – Mr Robert Matheson.  Please see the article below or read the … Continue reading

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Enriching life session comment piece: Catalytic Clothing by Professor Helen Storey

Catalytic Clothing – Our endeavour to purify the air around us through the surface of our clothing Catalytic Clothing (Catclo) is a collaborative and cross disciplinary project between Prof Helen Storey, of London College of Fashion (Center for Sustainable Fashion) … Continue reading

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