Spring 2021

New Scholar Camryn Vader Shares her Volunteer Experience

One of our new GCSP Class of 2023 Cohort members, Camryn Vader, shares her experiences as a Volunteer at University Medical Center’s Emergency Department in Downtown New Orleans.

Camryn Vader standing in front of University Medical Center before volunteer shift











New Class of 2023 Cohort and New Scholars to Join Class of 2022 Cohort

Meet the New Class of 2023 Cohort! We are excited to have new GCSP Scholars to join our Class of 2022 Cohort as well! 

Class of 2022 and 2023 scholars posing with masks
Left to right: Keefer Boone, Victoria Kutz, Camryn Vader, Hillary Smith, Caroline Sawrey, Mark Xiao, Swathi Katakam, Eliza Gregory

Fall 2020

GCSP Class of 2021 scholar Carly Harad shares her experience working at the New Orleans Veteran Affairs Medical Center summer and fall 2020:

Carly Harad’s work at the New Orleans VA

Carly working on a computer system








Fall 2019

Two of our GCSP scholars participated in Study Abroad Programs at University College in Dublin, Ireland this semester! Click the links below to learn about the enriching, unique experiences they had this fall:

Lydia Trautmann’s Study Abroad Trip to Ireland and More

Carly Harad’s Study Abroad Trip from Ireland to Morocco

Summer 2019

Summer 2019 National Lab Opportunities for GCSP Scholars

Part of the value for students of being a GCSP scholar is being able to apply for national lab programs and cite their experience with the GCSP in their applications. For your convenience, we have compiled some opportunities here, along with application deadlines:

Oak Ridge National Lab

Science Education and Workforce Development Virtual Career Fair on February 20 – Register online now for this February 20 program

Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) – Summer 2019 – deadline February 28

Higher Education Research Experiences – rolling basis

Artificial Intelligence Summer Institute (AISI) – deadline March 31

Argonne National Lab

Student Research Participation (SRP) Program – deadline March 1

Professional Career Internship Program (PCI) – deadline March 1

Los Alamos National Lab

Undergraduate Student Internship Program (UGS) – deadline March 29

National Renewable Energy Lab

Undergraduate Internships – May and rolling deadlines

New Grand Challenges are just around the corner!

The Water Science and Technology Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is currently conducting a study to determine a list of Grand Challenges for Environmental Engineering and Science. They are currently soliciting suggestions on their website and expect to announce the list of challenges in early 2018. “The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) released a list of Grand Challenges in Engineering in 2008. The findings have inspired numerous educational initiatives at all levels, including the undergraduate NAE Grand Challenges Scholars Program aimed at creating engineers specially equipped to meet those goals. This new study will be informed by that work but will drill down more specifically into challenges related to the environment. The study is being done by the Division on Earth and Life Studies, which carries out the National Academies’ function of providing advice on national topics including atmospheric science, earth science, water science and technology, life science, environmental studies and toxicology, chemistry, and nuclear engineering. Using the National Academies’ rigorous study process, experts with wide ranging expertise will be convened to identify grand challenges for environmental engineering and science for the next several decades.– National Academy of Sciences

July 2017

Check out the innovative finalist and winning student podcasts from the Global Grand Challenges Summit. More than 150 students took part in the Summit’s “How to Change the World” contest.

March 2017

Grand Challenges Scholars Program comes to Tulane!