There are tremendous research opportunities for the Journal of Mechanical Design (JMD) community within the EGD space. Simply consider the billions of people facing life-or-death situations around the technical challenges of health, water, and energy, and the fact that these problems have persisted for generations with no viable solutions; what more compelling foundation for high-impact design and research could you ask for? Solutions to these problems have existed in developed countries for decades, but due to the extreme economic, social, political, technical, environmental, and geographical differences in poor countries, they have not been successfully adapted into the developing world. Take, for example, providing reliable sanitation to a village. Although the pumps and pipes required to make a reliable sewage system were developed years ago, this technology has yet to make it to the developing world for reasons including cost, or that it cannot be repaired, or that there may be no power system available to run it, or that it is incompatible with the culture or governmental policy. Unfortunately, the constraints and requirements imposed by the market are fundamentally different than those for which the technology was originally designed.