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Fold Up Your Own NAE Grand Challenge Icosahedron

14 Challenges, 3 Engineering Schools, 1 National Academy, 2 Summit Faces

March 02, 2009 —

Just cut, fold and paste
The March 2-3 Summit in Durham, N.C. was devoted to exploration of the fourteen research areas designated by the National Academy of Engineering as Grand Challenges,

"The Grand Challenges are a call to action and serve as a focal point for society's attention to the most important opportunities that challenge our quality of life.

In response to this call, Duke University in partnership with the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering and Olin College are hosting the Summit to stimulate conversations on the importance of engineering and science in maintaining and enhancing our quality of life."

Catch up on the proceedings at the Summit website:


The NAE Summit Icosahedron has 20 faces commemorating the event.

You can download a pdf of the icosahedron by clicking on the image below. Cut it out, fold on all the lines and then paste the flaps to assemble into the 3D shape.

Icosahedron 2