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UMBC Grand Challenges Scholars Program

Engaging students in problems that matter!

March 11, 2016 10:56 AM
The Grand Challenges Scholars Program is centered around the National Academy of Engineering's 14 Grand Challenges facing society:

 * Sustainability: Solar energy, Clean water access, Energy from
   fusion, Nitrogen cycle, Carbon sequestration
 * Health: Better medicines, Health informatics
 * Security: Urban infrastructure, Cybersecurity, Prevention of nuclear
   terror
 * Knowledge / Joy of Living: Personalized learning, Virtual reality,
   Reverse engineering the human brain, Tools for scientific discovery

Students in the program will complete three one-credit GCSP seminars (GCSP 301, 302, and 401), exploring the Grand Challenges and designing a personalized program around their interests.  Each student will identify GC-related experiences in research, interdisciplinary work, entrepreneurship, global perspectives, and service learning.  

Students who successfully complete all program requirements will receive formal designation at graduation as an NAE Grand Challenges Scholar. (Note: The program is currently under review and pending approval from NAE.)

Applications are open through March 25 (though late applications will also be considered).

For more information:

 * UMBC Grand Challenges Scholars Program (including application) 

This program focuses on engaging students in global problem solving, so this is an excellent opportunity for Global Studies students in ALL tracks! 
   
Please feel free to email gcsp@umbc.edu with any questions about the program.
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