NAE Grand Challenges Scholars Program

2017 NAE GCSP Annual Meeting

Meeting Photos
  • GCSP Annual Meeting 2017 Attendees
  • President Mote with Grand Challenge Scholars

The 2017 Annual Meeting of the NAE Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP) was held in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. This invitation-only event started with a reception on Monday evening, November 27, 2017. The event took place at the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, in Washington, DC. 

The purpose of the Annual Meetings is to build the GCSP community, engage with all stakeholders, and grow the movement across the US and around the world. One of the key expected outcomes of the meeting is for participants to embrace the vision championed by the NAE for educating the 21st century global engineer and promote it across their institutions. The participants shared best practices from their experiences running Grand Challenges Scholars Programs at their institutions, explored creative ways for students and faculty from different institutions to collaborate, developed strategies for partnerships with industry and aligned groups and for engaging alumni. The meeting catalyzed the global embrace of the Grand Challenges Scholars Program and helped pave the way for broadening and deepening the impact of this visionary program.

 

November 27, 2017
4:00 PM
Registration
5:30 PM
Welcome and GCSP Vision
C. D. Mote, Jr. , President National Academy of Engineering
6:10 PM
Reception
6:10 PM
Meeting Logistics
Rama Ramakrishna , Director of GCSP Network, National Academy of Engineering
8:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Adjourn
November 28, 2017
7:30 AM
Registration and Breakfast Available
8:00 AM
Opening Remarks
Yannis Yortsos , Chair, GCSP Council and Dean, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California

C. D. Mote, Jr. , President, National Academy of Engineering

Clark V. Cooper , Acting Deputy Assistant Director, Directorate for Engineering, National Science Foundation
8:30 AM
Keynote Address - Networks, Organizations, and Leadership
Yannis Yortsos , Chair, GCSP Council and Dean, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California
Ori Brafman , Founder of Starfish Leadership, Distinguished Teaching Fellow at University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Senior Fellow at Coach K ...
9:00 AM
Purpose and Objectives of the 2017 Annual Meeting
Yannis Yortsos , Chair, GCSP Council and Dean, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California
Rama Ramakrishna , Director of GCSP Network, National Academy of Engineering
9:10 AM
Four Stage Setting Presentations: Key Issues, Partnerships, Challenges and Opportunities
Louis Martin Vega , Dean of Engineering, North Carolina State University
Megan Smith , Chief Technology Officer of the United States (2014–2017) and Vice President of New Business Development at Google (2003–2014)
Natacha DePaola , Dean of Engineering, Illinois Institute of ...
10:10 AM
Break
10:30 AM
Breakout Session
11:10 AM
Breakout Session
11:50 AM
Breakout Session
12:30 PM
Lunch
1:20 PM
Breakout Session
3:15 PM
Report from Breakout Sessions
Best Practices, Lessons Learned, Overcoming Institutional Challenges
Building a Community and Growing a Movement
Synergy with Aligned Organizations and Industry
Global Connections  
4:30 PM
Next Steps and Wrap-Up
5:00 PM
Adjourn