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Rose-Hulman Grand Challenges

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The faculty and staff members of the Grand Challenges Group (GCG) share a desire to use the ideas of the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges to inspire students to positively impact the world and become more culturally aware and globally responsible citizens. From invited speakers to student poster competitions, the GCG has established a series of inter-related activities that allow students and faculty to begin to address the Grand Challenges through a variety of co-curricular events and projects.

The Grand Challenges are examples of the kind of big, difficult problems that require engineers to work across disciplines and geographical borders to solve. Their solution will shape the world of the future.

History: Beginning in the summer of 2011, a small group of faculty and staff at Rose-Hulman began discussing ways of incorporating the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)’s Grand Challenges into the curriculum and activities on campus. The group, around a dozen members from most academic departments, conducts activities focused on raising awareness of the Grand Challenges among students, faculty, and staff.

For more information visit the NAE’s Grand Challenges.