Mines students are now invited to participate in the GCSP through a specialized Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) track. This new track gives EWB-USA student chapter members a new avenue to complete the GCSP, develop new skills, and gain recognition for their EWB-USA volunteer work. 

In order to participate in the track, students will complete the 5 GCSP competencies by participating in EWB-USA projects and relevant coursework at Colorado School of Mines. Students will work with the GCSP Director, EWB-USA program engineers (PEs), and their chapter and project leadership to create a plan and complete the program during their undergraduate years. Upon successfully completing the program, students will become certified as an EWB-USA Grand Challenges Scholar, and will be recognized by EWB-USA, the National Academy of Engineering, and Colorado School of Mines.

To sign up for the EWB-USA GCSP Track, students will:

  1. Visit EWB-USA GCSP Track to learn more.
  2. Enroll in the “EWB-USA GCSP Track” course in the Volunteer Village E-Learning tab. Students will need to claim their Volunteer Village account and join their university’s student chapter to enroll. If you do not have a login for Volunteer Village contact us at education@ewb-usa.org.
  3. Fill out the EWB-USA GCSP Track Student Plan template and get the GCSP Director and EWB-USA peer mentor (chapter or project leadership) to complete the Student Plan Sign-off Form
  4. With the completed plan, apply through the Colorado School of Mines’ GCSP application process. The EWB-USA GCSP Track Student Plan can be used instead of the GCSP@Mines application. All application materials should be emailed to the GCSP@Mines Director (cmcclell@mines.edu).
  5. Upload your completed plan and faculty advisor & peer mentor sign-off to the EWB-USA GCSP Track course “Student Plan Submission” for EWB-USA approval. 
  6. Once approved by the GCSP Director, peer mentor, and EWB-USA, you can get started with the EWB-USA GCSP Track!