Grand Challenges Scholars Program

Grand Challenges Scholars Program

The College of Engineering GRAND CHALLENGES SCHOLARS PROGRAM (GCSP@NCAT)

The overarching goal of the College of Engineering is to equip all engineering and computer science majors with the skill and ability to contribute to solving the "grand challenges" facing society. In keeping with the goal, the Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP@NCAT) engages future engineers and computer scientists in high impact activities related to the 14 grand challenges identified by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). To achieve the distinction of Grand Challenges Scholar, candidates must complete a portfolio of approved activities for each of the five grand challenges program competencies as described below.

RESEARCH/CREATIVE WORKS


BUSINESS/ENTREPRENEURSHIP


MULTIDISCIPLINARY ACTIVITIES


MULITCULTURALISM


SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS

 

HOW TO APPLY

Candidates must complete an electronic application GCSP Application; include a one-page essay on how their selected grand challenge aligns with your career goals; and submit one letter of recommendation in support from their designated mentor. Complete applications will be accepted from August 15 through September 30. Selected candidates will be notified by September 30.