2016 COE Grand Challenge Engineers

2016 COE Grand Challenge Engineers

The Recognition:

The Grand Challenge Engineers Program is a distinction that each undergraduate student of the College of Engineering of North Carolina A&T State University is eligible to earn.  Inductees will be presented a personalized medallion at the COE Spring 2016 Graduation Reception, and will join a select group of national Grand Challenge Engineers.

Each year the names of the COE students who achieve this distinction will be advertised locally and shared nationally, as the COE of NC A&T joins Colleges of Engineering across the United States in embracing the importance of producing “Grand Challenge Engineers” ready to solve the Grand Challenge problems facing society.


How to Apply:

All COE undergraduates will receive an application link via email from Dr. Bala Ram. (a) In the online application, in addition to stating your name and COE major, you are asked to document your accomplishments and experiences in each of the five areas of the challenge.

You are also asked to provide your reflections (reflections are intended to provide meaning to your prior experiences and your opinion of how it could guide your future actions). (b) You are also to provide a compilation of some documentation (letters, emails, etc.) of your accomplishments and experiences, in a single pdf file.

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Five Areas of The Grand Challenge:

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Experiential Activities and Interdisciplinary Experiences
  • Grand Challenge Research/Projects
  • Global and Cross-Cultural Perspectives
  • Social Consciousness

Application Deadline:

Midnight, Monday April 11th, 2016

What's Next:

Completed applications are reviewed by a five member committee, largely composed of engineers from industry. No limit has been set by the committee for the number of recognitions for 2016.  Those that are selected for recognition will be informed Friday, April 29, 2016.