NAE Grand Challenges Scholars Program

2017 National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges Scholars Program Annual Meeting

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

The purpose of the meeting 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 will share best practices from their experiences running Grand Challenges Scholars Programs at their institutions, explore creative ways for students and faculty from different institutions to collaborate, develop strategies for partnerships with industry and aligned groups and for engaging alumni. The meeting will catalyze the global embrace of the Grand Challenges Scholars Program and help pave the way for broadening and deepening the impact of this visionary program.

Registration and space for this event is limited and by invitation only.  For more information about registration, please contact the GCSP Network Director B.L. Ramakrishna at

Attendees are responsible for their own hotel arrangements. Click here to see a list of nearby hotels.

Final Agenda

We invite all participating institutions to present a poster during the reception on November 27th and throughout the day on November 28th. Poster title deadline is November 8, and space is limited. Click here for more information.