The Grand Challenge Scholars Program Pitch Event
Every fall the College of Engineering holds a pitch event in conjunction with the acceptance of a new class of Grand Challenge Scholars.
The event gives students the opportunity to explain how their projects will address the five primary program components. Students pitch their projects to an assembly of judges made up of faculty, alumni and members of the UI Academy of Engineers with the purpose of securing funding for their ideas.
Six students were awarded funding by the judges at the inaugural event in the fall of 2016.