Grand Challenge Scholars Program

Desire to Change the World

Ever wanted to engineer the change that the world needs? As a DCP student, you can participate in the Grand Challenge Scholars Program (GCSP) endorsed by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in the United States. The Grand Challenge Scholars Program comprises of five components that are designed to prepare students to be the generation that solves the grand challenges facing society in this century.


GCSP Components


A GCSP mentor will guide you through the following program components

1. Grand Challenges Project: Working on a project related to a Grand Challenge (refer to the list below) through DCP modules

2. Interdisciplinary Experience: Complementing engineering fundamentals with courses in other fields and work across disciplines such as public policy, business, law, ethics, human behaviour, the arts, medicine, and the sciences

3. Entrepreneurship: Translating invention to innovation and developing ventures that can benefit society

4. Global Awareness: Developing a global perspective necessary to address grand challenges and lead innovation in a global context

5. Service Learning: Developing social consciousness and bringing technical expertise to address societal needs

 

The program deliverables are as follows

• The GCSP Portfolio: A reflection on the work done for each of the components listed above

• Service to the GCSP Community in NUS: Support and mentor fellow scholars in GCSP, take up leadership roles in GCSP activities and inspire junior students to join GCSP. Outreach to other GCSP institutes and local pre-tertiary schools

 


The Grand Challenges


In 2008, the NAE identified 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century. The Grand Challenges are a call to action and serve as a focal point for society's attention to opportunities and challenges affecting our quality of life.

MAKE SOLAR ENERGY ECONOMICAL

DEVELOP CARBON SEQUESTRATION METHODS

MANAGE THE NITROGEN CYCLE

PROVIDE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER

RESTORE AND IMPROVE URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE

ADVANCE HEALTH INFORMATICS

ENGINEER BETTER MEDICINES

REVERSE-ENGINEER THE BRAIN

PREVENT NUCLEAR TERROR

SECURE CYBERSPACE

ENHANCE VIRTUAL REALITY

ADVANCE PERSONALIZED LEARNING

ENGINEER THE TOOLS OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY

 

 

The Grand Challenge Scholars Program is inviting students with the desire to change the world to join our program. Register your interest with us now! For more information, please contact:

Dr. Edwin Koh
edwin.koh@nus.edu.sg