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Jacob Hulme

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  • Born in Burlington, Vermont
  • Graduated from Methuen High School
  • Sophmore studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Anticipated graduation date : May 2016
  • Commonwealth Honors Program
  • Dean's list 3 semesters
  • Member of the NCAA D1 golf team at UMass Lowell
  • Interested in sustainable and renewable energy

Through the University Innovation training I was given instruction to research the National Academy of Engineers’ 14 Grand Challenges for Engineers. Upon reading the challenges, I thought that more engineering students at UMass Lowell need to be aware of the challenges identified. My idea is that some type of program is put in place that introduces students to these challenges, and gives them the opportunity to work with their peers to find solutions to them. They have been identified as the 14 Grand Challenges for Engineers for a reason, and I think that it is important for them to be a part of our education. Trying to solve these problems will not only give us experience in real world challenges, but could lead to solutions in the long run.

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