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Locations

U of I College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

Phone: 208-885-6470

Fax: 208-885-6645

Email: engr-sss@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Engineering

U of I Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-6123

Fax: 208-364-3160

Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise Engineering

U of I Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 208-757-5400

Fax: 208-282-7929

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

U of I CDA Computer Science

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-292-2509

Email: cmmorrison@uidaho.edu

Web: U of I Coeur d'Alene

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 83844-1014

Phone: 208-885-6373

Fax: 208-885-9249

Email: outreach@uidaho.edu

Web: Engineering Outreach

Grand Challenge Scholars Program

Grand Challenge Scholars

The University of Idaho College of Engineering is committed the Grand Challenge Scholars Program — a combined curricular and extra-curricular program with five components designed to prepare students to address the 14 Grand Challenges of Engineering in the 21st century.

The Grand Challenge Scholars Program (GCSP) is one of the only programs of its kind in Idaho and the Pacific Northwest. The program prepares students to solve the 14 Grand Challenges of Engineering in the 21st century, as established by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

The University of Idaho College of Engineering is among a select group of engineering schools nationwide that plan to graduate more than 20,000 formally recognized Grand Challenge Engineers over the next decade.

More About the Program

Browse more information about the 14 Grand Challenges and program components.

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE), at the request of the National Science Foundation (NSF), convened a committee of leading technical thinkers to identify the Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century.

Sustainability

Security

Health

Joy of Living

The U of I Grand Challenge Scholars Program is a combined curricular and extra-curricular program with five components designed to prepare students to address the grand challenges facing society in this century. All students who complete the program successfully will receive a distinction of Grand Challenge Scholar endorsed by University of Idaho and the National Academy of Engineering.

  • Hands-on Project OR Research Experience
  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global Dimension
  • Service Learning

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Use the form below to let us know of your interest in the program.

Program Contacts

Daniel Robertson

Program Director
danieljr@uidaho.edu
208-885-7889

Wanda Hvezda

Academic Advisor
wandah@uidaho.edu
208-885-0994

Grand Challenge Pitch Event

Every fall semester, students pitch their GCSP projects to an assembly of judges to secure funding for their ideas.

More about the Pitch Event

Grand Challenge Scholars' Projects

Learn more about challenge projects students are currently working on.

More about Student Projects

Locations

U of I College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

Phone: 208-885-6470

Fax: 208-885-6645

Email: engr-sss@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Engineering

U of I Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-6123

Fax: 208-364-3160

Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise Engineering

U of I Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 208-757-5400

Fax: 208-282-7929

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

U of I CDA Computer Science

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-292-2509

Email: cmmorrison@uidaho.edu

Web: U of I Coeur d'Alene

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 83844-1014

Phone: 208-885-6373

Fax: 208-885-9249

Email: outreach@uidaho.edu

Web: Engineering Outreach