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Fri, July 21, 2017
Three student teams and 11 individual students have won awards at the 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit (GGCS) in Washington, D.C. This year’s summit was the third in a series, jointly organized by the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the U.K. Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE), and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and was held July 18-20, 2017, on the campus of George Washington University.
On July 18, five teams of undergraduate students from each of the host countries competed in the Student Day Business Model Competition, presenting ideas and business models for addressing one or more of the NAE’s 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering.
The winners of the Student Day Business Model Competition are:
The first place winners of the 2017 GGCS Student Day Business Model Competition received $25,000. Second place winners received $15,000. Third place winners received $10,000.
The summit also included an opportunity for university students to present posters related to research on the NAE’s 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering. Winners were chosen in three categories for both undergraduate and graduate groups. The winning posters won based Originality, Impact, or Design.
The undergraduate winners of the Student Poster Competition are:
The graduate winners of the Student Day Poster Competition are:
Students with the winning posters received $2,000 each.
All 2017 winners received certificates and were recognized during a special session of the GGCS on July 20.
The 2017 GGCS Student Day Video can be viewed below:
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