NAE Grand Challenges Scholars Program

2018 NAE GCSP Annual Meeting

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the NAE Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP) was held in Washington, DC on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. This invitation-only event began with a reception on Monday evening, October 29, 2018 and took place at the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW.

The Annual Meeting provided a forum for GCSPs to learn from each other, engage with GCSP stakeholders, and generate ideas for growing the GCSP movement across the US and around the world.

The 2018 GCSP Annual Meeting presented an opportunity to:

  1. Engage with employers that recognize the alignment of the GCSP competencies and their recruitment priorities;
  2. Enhance connections among and between GCSP students and faculty across the GCSP network;
  3. Connect newly established GCSP’s and community colleges exploring joining the network with mentors and other resources;
  4. Create a platform for continued engagement with GCSP alumni; and
  5. Recognize excellence within the GCSP network.

Agenda

Meeting Photos

For accommodations, Hotel Hive and Hotel Lombardy are among the many hotels in the nearby area.

There is very limited visitor parking (20 spaces) available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Nearby public parking

You may find it more convenient to use Lyft, Uber, or taxis.

For more information, contact Randy Atkins.

Your Ideas on the Idea Board

October 29, 2018
4:00 PM
Great Hall
Registration
6:30 PM
Fred Kavli Auditorium
Welcome

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


7:00 PM
Great Hall
Reception
October 30, 2018
7:30 AM
Great Hall
Registration; Continental Breakfast Available
8:30 AM
Fred Kavli Auditorium
Opening Remarks

Yannis C. Yortsos
Dean of Engineering, University of Southern California

8:45 AM
Keynote Address: Students as Changemakers

Kumar Garg
Senior Director for Technology and Society at Schmidt Futures

9:30 AM
The Value of the Grand Challenges Scholars Program for Students

Moderator: Tom Katsouleas, University of Virginia

Paul Barker, Colorado School of Mines

Rhea Choudhury, University of Southern California

Elaine Gossard, Miami University

Rachel Hegab, Louisiana Tech

Kenny Sheffler, University of Idaho

10:15 AM
Board Room
Meet with the GCSP Steering Committee (optional)
Discuss your questions with the GCSP Steering Committee about submitting proposals to start a Grand Challenges Scholars Program at your institution
10:15 AM
Break
11:00 AM
Cool Ideas: GCSP Best Practices and Innovations

Short presentations on best practices and interesting concepts for GCSPs, followed by Q&A.

Moderator: Darryll Pines, University of Maryland

Emma Derisi, University of Rochester: Writing 105 class

Muhammad Kehnemouyi, Montgomery College: community colleges

Steven Lu, University of Southern California: iPodia

Amy Nakamoto, Discovery Education: tying K-12 to GCSP to industry

Daniel Robertson, University of Idaho: pitch event

Amanda Williams, Oklahoma State University: engaging celebrities/sponsors

Amy Trowbridge, Arizona State University: connection with University of New South Wales

Andrew Williams, University of Kansas: hackathon for hurricane victims

Alison Wood, Olin College: developing professional identities


12:00 PM
Great Hall, Members’ Room, Lecture Room, East Court
Lunch
2:00 PM
The Value of the Grand Challenges Scholars Program for Graduates

Moderator: Jenna Carpenter, Campbell University

Raquel Camarena, ASU/Raytheon Missile Systems

Mona Dai, Duke/DOE

Rachel Davis, Oklahoma State University/Medical School

Daniel Dudt, Bucknell University/Princeton University Grad Student

Kellen Haile, Bucknell University/US Navy

Michaela Rikard, NC State/UVA Grad Student/National Policy Initiative

2:45 PM
Room 125
Why Ethics for the Grand Challenges? (optional)

Rosalyn Berne
NAE Director of the Center for Engineering Ethics and Society

2:45 PM
Board Room
Meet with the GCSP Steering Committee (optional)
Discuss your questions with the GCSP Steering Committee about submitting proposals to start a Grand Challenges Scholars Program at your institution
2:45 PM
Break
3:30 PM
What Next?: A Plenary Dialogue

Rick Miller, NAE, Olin College

Megan Smith, CEO, shift7, and 3rd U.S. Chief Technology Officer (2014–17)

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