GCSP@Mines News and Events

Events

Virtual BBQ (Spring 2020)

Virtual BBQ (Spring 2020)

Please join us on Thursday, April 30 (Dead Day), 12:30-2pm for a Virtual BBQ in place of our traditional end-of-year celebration! We will gather on Zoom (email the GCSP Director for Zoom connection info) to build our community and celebrate our five graduating seniors! As a reminder, this event is BYOH (Bring Your Own Hotdog).

We will allow time at the beginning of the event to spotlight each Scholar for ~30 seconds. See the recent GCSP@Mines newsletter for the conversation starters, if you want to get a head start on thinking about what you will share.

GCSP@Mines Virtual Scavenger Hunt Guidelines:

  • Each Scholar will be placed in a team of ~5 students using the Zoom breakout rooms. There will be time for quick introductions among your teammates after you are assigned to your breakout room.
  • You will then have five minutes to individually run around your house/apartment and find the best items to represent the list below.
  • After finding the items, you will come back to your team and share what you found. As a team, you will then select the best item for each category to report out to the larger group.
  • There will be a total of 15 minutes for the scavenger hunt in your teams, and five minutes to report out to the larger group.
  • Prizes will be awarded for the most creative finds!

Scavenger Hunt Items:

  1. Something green to represent the National Academy of Engineering’s sustainability theme.
  2. Something blue to represent the National Academy of Engineering’s health theme.
  3. Something red to represent the National Academy of Engineering’s security theme.
  4. Something yellow to represent the National Academy of Engineering’s joy of living theme.
  5. Something that you think could be used to address one of the 14 Grand Challenges of Engineering.
  6. Something that you think could be used to address a 15th yet-to-be-identified Grand Challenge.
  7. Something representing the global pillar of the GCSP.
  8. Something representing the entrepreneurship pillar of the GCSP.
  9. An underappreciated tool that could be used to solve a big engineering problem.
  10. The one tool all engineers and scientists should have in their (metaphorical or literal) tool chest.

Creativity points will be awarded based on:

  • If the item meets the stated objective from the list above.
  • The addition of wit and humor
  • Originality – finding a unique item that others would not have thought of

 

News

GCSP Welcomes 16 New Scholars!

GCSP Welcomes 16 New Scholars!

GCSP@Mines is pleased to announce the acceptance of 16 new scholars. Welcome to our newest cohort of amazing students who are striving to help make our world more sustainable, secure, healthy, and joyful! 

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