Established in 2012 as a part of the Leadership Education and Development Program within the Division of Student Affairs and in partnership with the College of Engineering, Grand Challenges Living Learning Community promotes student-driven cross-disciplinary teams that investigate societally relevant technological and sociological problems. The program is open to all entering Georgia Tech students of any major.

The program has three core components: living, learning, and leading. Once you’re admitted to Georgia Tech and accepted to the program, you will live with other program participants in Howell Residence Hall, and take two Grand Challenges classes together. As part of those classes, you’ll be divided into teams to complete coursework that will challenge you to develop your problem-solving skills to find potential solutions to real-world problems. In both semesters of your coursework, developing leadership skills and team camaraderie will be vital to your success. At the end of your first year, you and your group will pitch a project proposal for funding more work on your concept. Your team can use the awarded funds to continue your project into your upperclassmen years.

These grand challenges aren’t problems that can be solved in a year, but we hope that this program will give you the tools and resources you need to take on challenges of this magnitude in the future. By the end of the year, you will have put your unique skills to good use and created something that is designed to improve the world around you. You will have created relationships with your Grand Challenges peers that will last well beyond your time at Georgia Tech, and you will have met and formed relationships with many faculty and administrators from around campus.
 




Events


    • Monday
      Oct
      27

      Faculty Engagement Coffee with Margaret Kosal

      10:00 am - 11:00 am

      Please join Dr. Margaret Kosal for coffee on Monday, October 2 ...

    • Tuesday
      Oct
      28

      Daybreak Doughnuts with Dean Jacqueline Royster

      08:30 am - 09:30 am

      Come and meet Dean Jacqueline Royster on Tuesday, October 28th ...

    • Tuesday
      Oct
      28

      Staff Lunch with Kari White

      11:00 am - 12:00 pm

      Join Kari White for lunch on Tuesday, October 128h at 11am. Sh ...

    • Wednesday
      Oct
      29

      Faculty Engagement Dinner with Robert Butera

      07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

      Please join Dr. Butera for dinner on Wednesday, October 29th f ...

    • Thursday
      Oct
      30

      Faculty Engagement Coffee with Mark Davenport

      01:30 pm - 02:30 pm

      Join Dr. Davenport for coffee on Thursday, October 30th at 1:3 ...

    • Tuesday
      Nov
      4

      Faculty Engagement Coffee with Chris Rozell

      11:00 am - 12:00 pm

       Please join Dr. Chris Rozell for coffee on Tuesday, Nove ...

    • Tuesday
      Nov
      4

      Faculty Engagement Dinner with Kevin Shankwiler

      07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

      Please join Dr. Kevin Shankwiler for dinner on Tuesday, Novemb ...

    • Thursday
      Nov
      6

      Faculty Engagement Coffee with Mark Davenport

      01:30 pm - 02:30 pm

      Join Dr. Davenport for coffee on Thursday, November 6th at 1:3 ...

    • Monday
      Nov
      10

      Faculty Engagement Coffee with David Laband

      01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

      Join Dr. Laband for coffee on Monday, November 10th at 1pm. He ...

    • Tuesday
      Nov
      11

      Daybreak Doughnuts with President Peterson

      08:30 am - 08:30 am

      Come and meet President Peterson on Tuesday, November 11th in ...

    • Wednesday
      Nov
      12

      Faculty Engagement Dinner with Margaret Kosal

      07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

      Please join Dr. Margaret Kosal for dinner on Wednesday, Novemb ...

    • Thursday
      Nov
      13

      GC Mentor Event: Cirque du Soleil Amaluna

      07:30 pm - 11:00 pm

      Grand Challenges is sending 10 mentor pairs to see Cirque du S ...

    • Monday
      Nov
      17

      Faculty Engagement Coffee with Mark Davenport

      10:00 am - 11:00 am

      Join Dr. Davenport for coffee on Thursday, November 6th at 1:3 ...

    • Monday
      Nov
      17

      Faculty Engagement Coffee with Kevin Shankwiler

      10:00 am - 11:00 am

      Please join Dr. Kevin Shankwiler for coffee on Monday, Novemeb ...

    • Tuesday
      Nov
      18

      Daybreak Doughnuts with Rick Clark

      08:30 am - 09:30 am

      Come and meet Rick Clark on Tuesday, November 18th in Brittain ...

    • Wednesday
      Nov
      19

      Faculty Engagement Coffee with Javier Irizarry

      01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

      Please join Dr. Javier Irizzary for coffee on Wednesday, Novem ...

    • Thursday
      Nov
      20

      Faculty Engagement Dinner with David Laband

      07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

      Please join Dr. Laband for dinner on November 20th. He will me ...

News


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