Lisa Von Benecke, a final year Electrical Engineering student is leaving for London on 10 September 2019 for Global Grand Challenges Summit that takes place from 16 – 18 September 2019 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.
Von Benecke is among 100 international delegates selected by the Royal Academy of Engineering to attend the event. She said it was an honour to be included as part of the 2019 cohort. “This will be a great opportunity to learn and participate in discussions around how AI will transform society and whether we can sustain 10 billion people by 2030,” said Von Benecke. She is also a volunteer for a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) outreach organisation called Women (Women in Engineering).
The Global Grand Challenges Summit 2019 will launch a second series of summits jointly hosted by the UK, US and Chinese academies of engineering. The Global Grand Challenges Summit will draw together leaders of high calibre from around the world with the next generation of engineers and change makers to build creative collaborations to help solve the grand challenges facing our future world.