Engineering students

Grand Challenge Scholars

Will You Accept the Challenge?

Western New England University is proud to be among an elite group of institutions in the nation to offer the Grand Challenge Scholars Program of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to our students. The Challenge allows qualifying students to be able to supplement their education with specific curricular components that address the five areas of the Grand Challenge:

  • Research experience
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum the NAE refers to as "Engineering+"
  • These span the disciplines of public policy, business, law, ethics, human behavior, etc.
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global dimension
  • Service learning

By focusing their academics in these areas, students will have the educational foundation to take on the challenges of the future.

National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenge Scholars Program