Preparing changemakers to solve the world’s grand challenges

Attend the 2023 GCSP Network Annual Meeting.

February 26 – 28, 2023
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ

Welcome to the Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP) Network

The Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP) Network is a community of students, alumni, faculty, and staff at more than 90 institutions around the world focused on preparing and supporting interdisciplinary globally minded leaders to solve global challenges facing society today.

Each institution in the network has an active Grand Challenges Scholars Program that provides undergraduate students in engineering and other disciplines with opportunities to gain diverse mindsets and skills to address grand challenges.

Students who complete the GCSP graduate as Grand Challenges Scholars, recognized by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).


Viable Business/Entrepreneurship

Understanding, preferably developed through experience, of the necessity of a viable business model for solution implementation.


Understanding multidisciplinary of engineering systems solutions developed through personal engagement.


Understanding different cultures, preferably through multicultural experiences, to ensure cultural acceptance of proposed engineering solutions.


Mentored research/creative project experience on a Grand Challenge-like topic.

Social Consciousness

Understanding that engineering solutions should primarily serve people and society reflecting social consciousness.

We are grateful for the support of Carrier Global Corporation

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