Grand Challenges Scholars Program

Meet Our 2022 Scholars!

The Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP) is based on the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) grand challenges and is a multi-year, research-based program that is designed to prepare students to be 21st-century problem solvers. At NC State Engineering, the GCSP includes a multitude of unique experiences that combine coursework, research, extracurricular activities, internships, study abroad, and volunteer opportunities. The NC State Engineering GCSP leverages our engineering curriculum and programs, institutes and centers, as well as diverse experiences supported throughout and beyond our campus. These combined opportunities ensure that scholars achieve a rich portfolio centered upon a Grand Challenge that builds five Core Competencies. The students’ Area of Research focuses on one or more of the four pillars of the Grand Challenges:

For more information on the opportunities that the GCSP provides, please watch this video!

For an overview of the program, make sure you view this video.

Grand Challenges Scholars Spring 2022 Symposium Graduating Scholar Presentation

The Scholars program applications are now closed and will re-open Spring 2023.

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