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Grand Challenge Scholars Curricular Plan

Each applicant must develop a Curricular Plan which addresses the five curricular components. The Curricular Plan must also demonstrate intellectual and thematic connectivity across the five curricular components and a Grand Challenge theme or problem.

*Note that the average of all final attempts of courses used to satisfy GCSP requirements must be a "B" or higher.

1. Research Experience

Participate in an approved team or independent research or design project and course(s)* relating to a Grand Challenge theme or specific Grand Challenge problem.

2. Interdisciplinary Curriculum

Complete either the Living With The Lab Freshman Engineering Curriculum* or integrated science curriculum* and one of the following*:

BISC 470 – Medical Ethics,
BLAW 255 – Legal Environment of Business,
HNRS 110 – Foundations of Sociological Thought,
HNRS 114 – Foundations of Behavioral Thought,
HNRS 212 – Foundations of American Political Thought, or
POLS 350 – International Relations

3. Entrepreneurship

Either enter a Grand Challenge-related project in the Tech Entrepreneurs Top Dawg Competition; or complete* ENTR 430 - Innovative Product Design or ENTR 460 - Innovative Venture Research.

4. Global Dimension

Complete* either:

Students must submit justification for how their proposed experience will cultivate an enhanced global awareness in their field.

5. Service Learning

Participate one or more years as:

a Supplemental Instruction tutor, or a Bulldog Achievement Resource Center (BARC) Tutor, or a Freshman Engineering Help Desk Worker, or a sustained contribution for one or more years to: Engineers without Borders project, Louisiana Tech Engineering and Science Association (LTESA) service project(s), E&S Magazine Staff, or equivalent approved experience.

Broad Requirements for the Curricular Plan*