The Grand Challenges Program addresses the need for students to develop skills not taught in traditional classes at Tech. The program forms a fun and innovative community that teaches by focusing on the large challenges facing society. More specifically, the program is a living-learning community for 110 exceptional freshman students that focuses on the relationship between food, water, energy and healthcare. By offering students the opportunity to participate in this unique, multidisciplinary learning lab, the Grand Challenges program gives students the leadership, team-building, and analytical skills that will help them go forth and conquer these challenges in their academic and professional lives.
Did we mention that Grand Challenge students will be solving these problems side-by-side with Georgia Tech’s world-renowned professors? And for class credit? To solve the big problems facing our world, we need passionate, forward-thinking leaders who are ready to dig in and stretch their minds in new and innovative ways for the betterment of humanity. This is truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity to live, work, and play with some of the best students at Georgia Tech and to create a community focused on global and humanitarian issues.