Students Earn More than $10K at Grand Challenge Scholars Program Pitch Event
April 08, 2021
Five engineering students earned a total of $10,500 during the fifth annual Grand Challenge Scholars Program (GCSP) Pitch Event hosted by the College of Engineering. The GCSP is the only undergraduate program of its kind in Idaho, preparing students to solve the 14 Grand Challenges of Engineering in the 21st Century as established by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
Every fall, the College of Engineering hosts the GCSP Pitch Event to give students the opportunity to explain how their projects not only address one of the 14 grand challenges, but meet primary NAE program components such as sustainability, health, security and joy of living.
The 2021 GCSP Pitch Event winners are: Nick Pancheri, junior, biological engineering; Andrew Stucker, senior, mechanical engineering; Joe Dekold, senior, mechanical engineering; Alyssa Hansten, senior, biological engineering; and Jadzia Graves, senior, mechanical engineering.
Students pitch their challenge projects to an assembly of judges made up of faculty, alumni and members of the U of I Academy of Engineers to secure funding for their ideas. Funding is provided through donor support. View student portfolios.
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