Idaho Power Gift to Transform the Educational Experience
The College of Engineering thanks Idaho Power for their $25,000 gift to the college’s Grand Challenge Scholars Program. The program is part of a national initiative launched by the National Academy of Engineers (NAE) to educate undergraduates to take leadership in addressing the 14 Grand Challenges of the 21st Century identified by the NAE, such as sustainability challenges like providing clean access to water, making solar energy economical and providing energy from fusion. College of Engineering Dean, Larry Stauffer is among the 122 U.S. engineering deans to commit to graduating 20 Grand Challenge scholars per year over the next 10 years. Idaho Power’s gift will support U of I Engineering’s grand challenge educational efforts and in turn addresses the university and college’s strategic goal to deliver a transformative education to our students. For more information on how to support the college’s Grand Challenge Scholars Program please contact Assistant Dean for Development, Bobbi Hughes.