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Grand Challenges Initiative Showcase 2022 Congratulations to the 2022 Arthur C. Flint Prize Winner

June 2, 2022 by | Grand Challenges Initiative

On Friday, May 13, 2022, the Grand Challenges Initative (GCI) hosted their annual showcase on the Wilson Ampitheater. GCI Teams presented their projects to their peers, Schmid College community and special guests. Judges evaluated the projects and identified five exceptional teams for recognition: 2022 Arthur C. Flint Prize – CRISPR CRISIS This year’s Arthur C. Flint

Welcome New Grand Challenges Initiative Fellows Meet our newest GCI Fellows!

September 20, 2021 by | GCI Fellows

Join us in welcoming our new Grand Challenges Initiative Fellows to Schmid College! Every Grand Challenges Initiative team is mentored by a Postdoctoral Fellow. Our fellows are world-class early-career teacher-scholars. They come from diverse research backgrounds, ranging from cancer genetics to atmospheric chemistry. What the Fellows all have in common is a desire to share their

Artificial Intelligence and Improved Hardware Architecture GCI team aims to redesign the shape of the computer

April 26, 2021 by Monroe Roush '21 | Education, Internet, and Technology

The Grand Challenges Initiative (GCI) is the backbone of the first and second-year experience in the Schmid College of Science and Technology and the Fowler School of Engineering. Although the past year has brought many challenges, GCI teams are continuing to innovate from home. One sophomore team is finding ways to improve computer hardware design

Study finds hidden conflict in mutually beneficial relationship between legumes and rhizobia New research from Dr. Kenjiro Quides, a Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow in the Grand Challenges Initiative

April 26, 2021 by Monroe Roush '21 | Environment and Sustainability

The mutually beneficial relationship between legumes and rhizobia, the nitrogen-fixing soil bacteria that make their home in legume root nodules and create nutrient-rich fertilizer for them, is one of the most well-known and agronomically important examples of symbiosis. New research from Dr. Kenjiro Quides, a Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow in the Grand Challenges Initiative

Tackling the Opioid Crisis How one GCI team is developing a non-addictive opioid

April 26, 2021 by Monroe Roush '21 | Health and Medicine

First and second-year students in the Grand Challenges Initiatives are pushed to develop research-based solutions for real-world problems. The ongoing opioid crisis is a major challenge for medical workers, pharmaceutical companies, and policymakers alike. One GCI team is bringing their diverse experiences together to contribute to solutions for this issue.  Angelina Sorensen (Biochemistry and Molecular

GCI Debuts Virtual Meet-ups with Industry Partners

November 30, 2020 by Monroe Roush | Grand Challenges Initiative

Earlier this month, the first-year Grand Challenges Initiative (GCI) students attended virtual networking events with industry professionals to hear about life beyond college and ask career questions. The professionals who participated were from a variety of fields, including environmental conservation, healthcare, and data analysis. First-year students, student facilitators from the Schmid Student Leadership Council, and

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