Read about the Grand Challenges Scholars Program on the campuses of two Teagle grantees, Olin College and Lawrence Technology University.

"In 2006, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) convened a committee of eighteen of the biggest names in engineering—including former US secretary of defense William Perry and Google cofounder Larry Page—to examine the toughest issues facing the world in the twenty-first century.

Two years later, the committee created a list of fourteen “Grand Challenges” organized around four broad themes: sustainability, security, global health, and joy of living. 

Realizing that higher education plays a vital role in preparing future engineers to tackle these challenges, three campus leaders worked with the NAE to launch the Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP) in 2009."