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GCS at Clemson

Founded in 2014, the Grand Challenge Scholars Program at Clemson University became the 19th engineering school in the country to join the burgeoning effort to help students prepare themselves to become world changing engineers. Our program embodies the solutions-centric vision of the National Academy of Engineers, helping students to engage in the real-world application of their classroom education through experiences such as research, international travel, seminar talks, and community outreach. Rather than following the traditional, field-specific educational path, Grand Challenge Scholars will work with other Scholars and faculty mentors to develop and execute an interdisciplinary plan tailored to the Grand Challenge of their choice.

Scholars will satisfy learning outcomes in each of the following five areas: research experience, interdisciplinary curriculum, entrepreneurship, global dimension, and service learning. Learn more about each of these components.