Lafayette offers all students, both engineering and liberal arts, the opportunity to engage in the pursuit of solutions to the Grand Challenges at two levels of interest:
Option 1 – Project only: A “shallow dive” in which a multidisciplinary team of students address a Grand Challenge through a project. The project is offered as a ¼ unit course. Students work collaboratively to make incremental progress on one of the 14 Grand Challenges.
Option 2 – Grand Challenge Scholar: A “deep dive” in which the student would apply to become a Grand Challenge Scholar. Students who complete all five components of the program will receive a special cord at graduation and will receive recognition from the National Academy of Engineering.