ASU’s Grand Challenge Scholars Program Recognized Nationally, Continues to Grow

A student and several faculty members from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering’s Grand Challenge Scholars Program represented Arizona State University at the 2016 National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges Scholars Program Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. on Oct. 6-7, 2016.

Held by the National Academy of Engineering, the event sought to lay the foundation for future improvements in the national engineering program.

At the event, Amy Trowbridge, lecturer and director of ASU’s GCSP program, was selected to share best practices from ASU’s program on a small panel.

Kaleigh Johnson, a chemical engineering senior and a student in Barrett, the Honors College, was also invited to represent ASU on a student and alumni panel where she shared how the program shaped her career goals and undergraduate experiences.

At the meeting, Trowbridge and Johnson attended sessions on topics including raising program visibility and retention, best practices of current GCSPs, K-12 integration and student and alumni success stories. They were also joined by Associate Professor Jimmy Abbas, a GCSP faculty advisor for biomedical engineering students at ASU, and Professor Emeritus, B.L. Ramakrishna, the previous director of ASU’s GCSP program.

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