Grand Challenges Scholars Program

Grand Challenges Scholars Program

The Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP) at Colorado School of Mines offers opportunities to tackle big problems with even bigger impact. Sponsored by the National Academy of Engineering, the GCSP includes unique experiences unified by challenges faced by our world today- supplying clean drinking water, reverse engineering the brain, and making solar energy economical, to name a few.

As a Scholar, you will have the chance to combine coursework, extracurricular activities, and internship and volunteer experiences to prepare you to address the Engineering Grand Challenges. You will gain skills in interdisciplinary projects, working across diverse cultures, applying your engineering prowess in the service of others, entrepreneurship, and critically-assessing problem definitions and solutions.

Interested in becoming a Grand Challenges Scholar? Find out more here. Questions? Contact us.


GCSP@Mines news

welcome, new scholars!

We are please to announce two new undergraduate Grand Challenges Scholars, Hanzelle Kleeman and Daghan Yigitbas. In addition, we have the accepted our first graduate student to the program, PhD candidate Maryam Alahmar. Maryam is the first graduate student GCS in the United States!

emerging scholars seminar series

Join other students to learn more about topics like effectively communicating your work and designing effective research posters! Seminars happen weekly. Click here for more info.

GCSP Entrepreneurial Experience

(June 9-28 in Tempe, AZ)

Arizona State University is hosting a GCSP Entrepreneurial Experience around sustainability this June, and they have opened it up to Grand Challenges Scholars from other universities! Contact Dr. Claussen to be nominated.