The Division of Student Affairs is committed to enriching the personal, professional and academic growth of all Georgia Tech students though a variety of programming and student support services. Grand Challenges is brought to you by the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program for the Division of Student Affairs. The fall course is based upon the lessons learned in the LEAD program and gives participants a head-start on working effectively and efficiently in group settings.
Living on campus is one of the most important experiences of anyone's undergraduate degree. The Department of Housing is not only responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the Residence Halls, but also for student success, especially during the first year. The Residence Life program, including Freshman Experience, provides students with the support and resources to thrive at Tech. All of the Grand Challenges participants live in Howell Residence Hall and take part in Freshman Experience. Since this is a very unique group of like-minded individuals, the activities that will take place in Howell have been designed to match.
The College of Engineering at Georgia Tech is the largest engineering school in the country and is the main reason that Georgia Tech has it's reputation for technological excellence. Recently Georgia Tech has been rethinking engineering education to ensure that graduates will remain competitive in the next century. By exposing students to multidisciplinary design projects early on, Georgia Tech graduates will continue their ability to create unique and impactful solutions to some of the worlds toughest challenges.