The College of Engineering joins fifty other universities in offering students a unique opportunity to address the most pressing challenges facing humanity by participating in the CoE Grand Challenge Scholars Program.
Fourteen grand challenges were identified in 2008 with input from leading engineers and scientists. They span fields as diverse as education, virtual reality, healthcare, the human brain and energy.
The program gives highly motivated students the opportunity to design a pathway of curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular learning experiences all focused on one of the challenge areas. With assistance from faculty advisors and the GCSP director, applicants develop a coherent plan that addresses the five program components: a research project, multidisciplinary, entrepreneurship, multicultural and social consciousness.
CoE Grand Challenge Scholars benefit from the program in a number of ways including:
1. Invitation to Scholar professional development and networking events
2. Demonstrate your ability to future employers that you can not only provide technical solutions but solutions that are viable, feasible and desirable
3. Access to career mentoring and advising
4. Support in creating your personal brand
5. Recognized by GA Tech College of Engineering and National Academy of Engineering as a Grand Challenge Scholar at graduation
Learn more about the CoE Grand Challenge Scholars Program.