Grand Challenges Recipients

CURRENT Grand Challenges Scholars

Anu Ghimire, Electrical Engineering
Grand Challenge:  Make Solar Energy Economical
Research Mentor:  H.S. Udaykumar
Hometown:  Fairfiled, IA

Allison Kindig, Industrial Engineering
Grand Challenge:  Make Solar Energy Economical
Research Mentor:  H.S. Udaykumar
Hometown:  Cedar Rapids, IA

Nathan Pierotti, Electrical Engineering
Grand Challenge:  Advance Health Informatics
Research Mentor:  Allen Bradley
Hometown:  Dubuque, IA

Kathryn Temple, Biomedical Engineering
Grand Challenge:  Engineer Better Medicines
Research Mentor:  Colleen Mitchell
Hometown:  Muscatine, IA

Ella Wassweiler, Electrical Engineering
Grand Challenge:  Secure Cyberspace
Research Mentor:  David Andersen
Hometown:  Mendota Heights, MN

Kasra Zarei, Biomedical Engineering
Grand Challenge:  Engineer Better Medicines
Research Mentor:  Michael Ambramoff
Hometown:  Coralville, IA

Grand Challenges Scholars Graduates

Stephen Belmustakov, Biomedical Engineering
Grand Challenge:  Reverse Engineer The Brain
Research Mentor:  Mona Garvin
Hometown:  Hinsdale, IL
Graduated:  May 2014

Theresa Benskin, Biomedical Engineering
Grand Challenge:  Advance Personalized Learning
Research Mentor:  Dr. Clar Baldus
Hometown:  Cumming, IA
Graduated:  May 2014

Shayma Elsheikh, Biomedical Engineering
Grand Challenge:  Provide Access to Clean Water
Research Mentor:  Craig Just
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, IA
Graduated: May 2014

Nicholas Glynn, Chemical Engineering
Grand Challenge:  Provide Access to Clean Water
Research Mentor:  Michelle Scherer
Hometown:  Clear Lake, IA
Graduated: May 2014

Jacob Kirpes, Industrial Engineering
Grand Challenge:  Make Solar Energy Economical
Research Mentor:  Pavlo Krohkmal
Hometown:  West Des Moines, IA
Graduated:  December 2013

Andrew Maurer, Civil Engineering
Grand Challenge:  Manage the Nitrogren Cycle
Research Mentor:  Gene Parkin
Hometown:  West Des Moines, IA
Graduated:  December 2013

Zachary Rasmussen, Biomedical Engineering
Grand Challenge:  Engineer Better Medicines
Research Mentor:  Jose Assouline
Hometown:  Independence, IA
Graduated:  May 2014