Brian Elkins
Brian Elkins Masters Student at Colorado State University in Civil Engineering studying Water and International Development
Louisiana Tech University, 2018, B.S. Civil Engineering

“My decision to go to graduate school was largely impacted by my GCSP of focus. I am very interested in solving the world water crisis. My journey becoming a Grand Challenge Scholar involved traveling to Haiti on a water system construction trip, building a DIY biosand water filter for researching industrial applications, and entering innovation competitions. I now am a student at CSU where I’m a graduate teaching assistant in the Civil Engineering freshman labs. I hope to inspire my students to enroll in the GCSP so that they can push themselves to make the world a better place.”