College of Engineering (CoE)

Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP)

 

While you are at Tech, you can become a National Academy of Engineering  (NAE) Grand Challenges scholar by selecting one of the fourteen grand engineering challenges facing our planet and developing and executing a plan that incorporates the five competencies required of today's engineer. 

NAE 14 Grand Challenges

5 Engineering Competencies

 

Leadership Team

Director 

Joy Harris, Ph.D.
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

Assistant Director 

Gina DeSimone
Boeing Vice-president (retired)

Program Advising Manager
Ruth Pierre
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Chemistry

 

SUSTAINABILITY

  • Provide Access to Clean Water

  • Make Solar Energy Economical

  • Provide Energy from Fusion

  • Manage the Nitrogen Cycle

  • Develop Carbon Sequestration Methods

 

HEALTH

  • Reverse Engineer the Brain

  • Engineer Better Medicine

  • Advance Health Informatics

 

JOY OF LIVING

  • Advance Personalized Learning

  • Restore and Improve Urban Infrastructure

  • Engineer Tools for Scientific Discovery

  • Enhance Virtual Reality

 

SECURITY

  • Secure Cyberspace

  • Prevent Nuclear Terror

 

RESEARCH: ability to create a technical solution

MULTIDISCIPLINARY: ability to work with diverse teams incorporating different perspectives

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: ability to create innovative solutions

MULTICULTURAL: ability to understand potential cultural implications

SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS: ability to provide solutions that positively impact society

 

 

Taken together, these five engineering competencies will provide a coherent plan to address the Grand Challenge selected by the student and demonstrate they can create technical solutions that are feasible, viable and desirable. 

Student Advisory Board

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VP, Multicultural

Helen Yoo, EE

VP, Multidisciplinary

Shashwati da Cunha, ChBME

VP, Entrepreneurship

Roman Balak, ME

 

VP, Social Consciousness

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VP, Research

Jose Andrade, AE

 

VP, Communications

Kevin Huang

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ESI People & Projects

Meet some of the students working on various ESI projects and view a sample of the hundreds of ESI projects the students in the ESI Center have completed or are currently working on. 

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ESI PATHWAYS

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  • CoE Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP)

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