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Engineering | Grand Challenge Scholars Program (GCSP)

Become a grand challenge scholar

The Fulton Grand Challenge Scholars Program combines innovative curriculum and cutting-edge research experiences into an intellectual fusion that spans academic disciplines and includes entrepreneurial, global, and service learning opportunities.

The program’s goal is to prepare tomorrow’s engineering leaders to solve the grand challenges facing society during the next century. Through completion of the five components of the program, students will have the opportunity to engage in research relating to their selected grand challenge, explore interdisciplinary coursework, gain an international perspective, engage in entrepreneurship, and give back to the community through service learning.

Fulton Engineering students who complete the program will achieve the distinction of Grand Challenge Scholar, endorsed by both ASU and the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and will be uniquely prepared to collaborate and succeed in a transdisciplinary and global environment.

What is the Grand Challenge Scholars Program?

The Grand Challenge Scholars Program provides undergraduate students with curricular and co-curricular component requirements while being mentored by faculty and staff. The program focuses on the 14 Grand Challenges of Engineering through the Fulton Schools of Engineering research themes of health, energy, sustainability, Data, security, and education.

What Makes a Grand Challenge Scholar?

Grand Challenge Scholars complete coursework and/or experiential opportunities within the five components of the Grand Challenge Scholars Program, which are of the following: research experience, interdisciplinary curriculum, entrepreneurship, global dimension, and service learning.

Program Opportunities

Grand Challenge Scholars are eligible for a research stipend, the experiential learning grant, and participation in the Summer Institute. Learn more

Become a Grand Challenge Scholar

Incoming Freshmen and Current Fulton Engineering sophomores, juniors, and seniors are welcome to apply into the program by filling out the appropriate online application. 

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