NAE Grand Challenges Scholars Program

2011 Grand Challenge Scholars Program Workshop

2011 Grand Challenge Scholars Program Workshop
Attract, Retain and Prepare Your Students to Excel in the 21st Century

The GCSP Workshop is exclusively sponsored and hosted by generous support from Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

The Grand Challenge Scholars Program National Workshop was held on Wednesday, July 20 and Thursday July 21, 2011 at the Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Campus in Austin, Texas. Those who attended include universities with existing Grand Challenge Scholars Programs and other universities who are interested in developing Grand Challenge Scholars Programs. The goal of the workshop was to share best practices and program models; brainstorm on strategies for addressing challenges to developing and managing a successful program; and celebrate the successes of our Grand Challenge Scholars and Grand Challenge Scholars Programs.

Wednesday, July 20

Welcome and Grand Challenge Scholars Program Overview

  • Allyson Peerman, AMD
  • Randy Atkins, National Academy of Engineering
  • Jenna Carpenter, Louisiana Tech University [download]

Goals and Challenges

  • Lynn Andrea Stein, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering (moderator) [download]

Utilizing Your Curriculum

  • Martha Absher, Duke University (moderator)
  • Yevgeniya V. Zastavker, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering [download]
  • Keri Hornbuckle, University of Iowa [download]

Industry Panel

  • Blade Kotelly, CEO, 1Minute40Seconds, and Visisting Lecturer, Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program (moderator)
  • Chekib Akrout, Senior Vice President, Technology Group, AMD
  • Paul Kurth, Director, Executive Talent Acquisition, Americas, Dell, Inc.
  • Rick McMaster, Executive Program Manager, STEM Advocate, University Programs Worldwide, IBM
  • Ray Almgren, Vice President, Marketing Core Platforms, National Instruments

The Global Dimension

  • Kelli Delfosse, University of Iowa (moderator)
  • Jenna Carpenter, Louisiana Tech University [download]
  • Martha Absher, Duke University [download]

Service Learning

  • Keri Hornbuckle (moderator)
  • Louise Yates, University of Souther California [download]
  • B. Ramakrishna, Arizona State University [download]

Student Panel

  • Yevgeniya V. Zastavker (moderator)
  • Jeffrey Atkinson, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Stephanie Parker, Louisiana Tech University
  • Greer Mackabee, Duke University

Workshops Part I

Creating a Draft Operational Document

  • Lynn Andrew Stein (moderator) [download]

Addressing Program Challenges

  • Jenna Carpenter (moderator)

 

 


Thursday, July 21: 

Workgroups Part II

Creating a Draft Operational Document

  • Lynn Andrew Stein (moderator)

Addressing Program Challenges

  • Jenna Carpenter (moderator)

Funding Initiatives

  • Katie Kizziar, University of Arizona (moderator)
  • Louise Yates, University of Southern California [download]
  • Brad Cicciarelli, Louisiana Tech University [download]

Recruiting Students and Faculty Mentors

  • Jane Hunter, University of Arizona (moderator)
  • Jenna Carpenter, Louisiana Tech University [download]
  • Martha Absher, Duke University [download]

External Partners

  • Louise Yates (moderator)
  • Art Enns, Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA) [download]
  • Bill Oakes, Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) [download]

Next Steps

  • Lynn Andrea Stein and Jenna Carpenter (moderators)
     

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AMD is committed to help prepare the next generation of engineers to collaborate, lead, and innovate and will be the exclusive sponsor and host of the 2011 Grand Challenge Scholars Summer Workshop.