NAE Grand Challenges Scholars Program

Students & Graduates

Info for Students

Students interested in the Grand Challenge Scholars Program should contact their school's representative for more information. See a list of schools with approved programs.

If your school doesn't have a program, contact the GCSP Steering Committee for information about how to start a program.


Grand Challenge Program Graduates

2016 Graduates

Arizona State University: Morgan Kelley, Sami Mian, Julia King, Hara Kumar, Tony Nguyen, Swetha Swaminatha, Dallas Sigrist, Nicole Esquivel, Karime Rosas Gomez, Emily Herring

Bucknell University: Chau Bao Le, Stephanie A. Houser, Rahul Raj Dhakal, Daniel Robert Muccio, Mona Abdulghani Naji Mohammed, Claire J. Rodgers

Duke University: John Michael Bernabei, Jinsu Kim, Jacob Feldman King, Minyoung Ryoo, Archit Verma, Xizheng Wan, Richy Jiwoo Yun, Gregory Derrick Poore, Eunice Ho In Leung, Evan Michael Reilly, Alexandra Noura von Briesen, Yitaek Azariah Hwang, Grant W. Jirka, Daniel Robert Muccio, Shane Solomon Neibart, Zohaib Ali Shaikh, Ashley Kathryn Reid, Hannah Jensen Vaughan, Eli R. Lichtenberg

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering: Jennifer Anderson, Elizabeth Doyle, Lauren Froschauer

Lafayette College: Christopher Nelsen, Bridgit Reeve

Louisiana Tech University: Samuel James Helman, Ryan J. Joseph, Caroline P. Bell, Amara Ijeoma Uyanna, Pranay Uttamchandani

Saint Louis University: Aakash, Gupta, Mary E. Distler, James A. Shields, Erin P. Canning, Christopher T. Eberlin

The University of Iowa: Ella Wassweiler, Kasra Zarei

University of Southern California: Lindsay Barlow, Shira Bernard, David Butler, Kevin Cheberenchick, Alex Coco, Gabby Colvert, Andrew Couillard, Edgar De Leon, Jesus Dillon, Alaina George, Shikhar Gupta, Felipe Helman, Lauren Howe, Paige Kehoe, Elyse Kellerman, Connie Li, Hannah Luk, Holly Mitchell, Alexei Naumann, Julianna Porter, Tyler Pullen, Libanos Redda, Kathryn Rosenfeld, Jordan Seeley

University of Tennessee: Natalie Beitel White, Jessica D. Boles, Duncan A. Greeley, Adam J. Hasse, Katie Lou Rogers

2015 Graduates

  • Arizona State University: Markey Olson
  • Duke University: Yeong-ran Ahn, Bianca Bracht, Danielle Leigh Colson, Kendall Covington, Mona Dai, Isa Louise Ferrall, Lucas Andrew Johnston, Kevin Mauro, Gift Nyikayaramba, Kevin Michael Nikolaus, Christine Elise Schindler, Melina Veronica Smith
  • Florida Gulf Coast University: Gilberto Gil, Jeffrey Papner
  • Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering: Kai Austin, Katherine (Kari) Bender, Ariana Chae, Sharon Grimshaw, Ingrid Hagen-Keith, Julianne Jorgensen, Alex Kessler, Luke Metz, James Nee
  • Saint Louis University: Katharine Foster, Katie Healy, Amitha Gade, Brittany Kendrick, Brian C. Kovarik, Kendra Patton, Nichlas Temofeew
  • University of Iowa: Allison Kindig
  • University of Southern California: Lyssa Aruda, Aleena Byrne, Renuka Fernandes, Stephanie Fong, Yekaterina Glazko, Matthew Lui, Colleen O'Brien, Michael Preudhomme, Dinesh Seematakurty, Joycelyn Yip
  • University of Tennessee: Christopher Ludtka

2014 Graduates 

  • Duke University: Khanh Bui, Virginia Chen, Maxwell Coar, Radu Darie, Albert Hu, Max Jin, Jade Kessler, Brady Klein, Scott Martin, Anirudh Mohan, Daria Nesterovich, Taylor Phillips, Kushal Seetharam, and Emily Mass
  • Louisiana Tech: Brittany Copponex
  • Franklin W. Olin College: Jordyn Burger, Aaron Crenshaw, Shivam Desai, Sebastian Dziallas, Asa Eckert-Erdheim, Graham Hooton, Trevor Hooton, Silas Hughes, Larissa Little, Chelsey Nayback, Janaki Perera, Brendan Quinlivan, Brett Rowley, and Colby Sato
  • University of Tennessee: Blake Palles
  • University of Southern California:
  • Ian Malave, Kirsten Rice, Mia Smith, and Zach Gima
  • University of Iowa: Andrew Maurer, Jacob Kirpes, Nicholas Glynn, Shayma Elsheikh, Theresa Benskin, Stephen Belmustakov, and Zachary Rasmussen
  • Saint Louis University: Gayatri C. Nijsure and Yolati Ruize de Gordoa
  • University of Texas at Austin: Daniel J. An, Carolyn Coyle, Lily Nhoisaykham, and William Luu

2013 Graduates

  • Arizona State University: Pankti Shah
  • Duke University: Janghwan Cho, Hyun Koo Chung, Kerri Devine, Hunter Douglas, Maria Ferrara, Tolison Humphrey, Christine Larson, Kathryn Latham, Emmanuel Lim, Jinchin Liu, Michael Maranzano, Rahul Nayak, Tejen Shah, and Kala Viswanathan
  • Lafayette College: Sarah Nusbaum, Madeleine O’Neill, Jessica Rothstein, Kelsey Lantz, Hassaan Khan, and Amira Sayyidah Ahsan
  • Louisiana Tech: Kendall Belcher, Ryan Land, Jacob Eppehimer, and Nicole Roberts
  • Franklin W. Olin College: Nikhil Gupta, Aiswarya Kolisetty, Jessica Noglows, Eric Kolker, Hannah Sarver, Andrew Carmedelle, David Gaynor, Erica Chin, Heidi Nafis, Brittany Strachota, Hari Iyer, Eric Jones, Caroline Condon, Geetanjali Gubba, Molly Farison, Tim Cameron Ryan, Samantha Yang, Mariah Dunn, Kelsey Breseman, Andrea Cuadra, Rebecca Schutzengel, Margaret-Ann Seger, Ilana Walder-Biesanz, and Jared Kirschner
  • North Carolina State University: Heidi Klumpe
  • University of Tennessee: Morgan Baltz, Ethan Cansler, and Katelyn Hasse
  • University of Texas at Austin: Alison Barton, Chet Murthy, and Howard Lin
  • University of Southern California: William McGare, Omar Dana, and Adrian Meza

2012 Graduates

  • Arizona State University: Bobby Cottam and Guy Vernon Pickett III
  • Duke University: Amanda Britt, Maria Gibbs, Catherine Joseph, Greer Mackebee, Andrew Mang, Annelise Mesler, Sidney Primas, Chris Radford, Alex Sun, Andrew Weitz, Xin Xu, and David Yudovich
  • Lafayette College: Thomas Benjamin, Felix Hutchison, Jared Katz, Katherine Metcalf, Elliott Mitchell-Colgan, and Yue Yuan
  • Louisiana Tech: Megan Carroll, Katherine Elfer, Dela Jakub-Wood, and Nishi Mehta
  • Franklin W. Olin College: Jeffrey Atkinson, Ananya Kejriwal, and Kevin Simon
  • University of Tennessee: Mark E. Walker
  • University of Southern California: Samantha Ma and Kristen Sharer


2011 Graduates

  • Duke University: Anna Brown, Jared Dunnmon, Ben Gagne, Francesco LaRocca, Trisha Lowe, Niru Maheswaranathan, Lyndsey Morgan, Eng Seng Ng, and Eric Thorne
  • Louisiana Tech: Stephanie Parker and Louis Reis
  • Olin College: Marco Morales, Andy Pethan, and Christina Powell

2010 Graduates

  • Duke University: Matthew Baron, Vyshak Chandra, Jason Chen, Adam Grasch, Margaret Hoff, Xiao Li, Jamie Lou, Will Patrick, Jai Singh, and Patrick Ye
  • Olin College: Ellen Chisa and Matthew Ritter