Grand Challenges Deli (Discover, Explore, Learn, Imagine) project

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations


In Fall 2011, researchers in the College of Engineering at the University of Arizona received an NSF Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM (TUES) grant to develop learner-centered materials and strategies for an existing engineering course required of entry-level students. The strategy for the project, named the GC DELI (Grand Challenges: Discover, Explore, Learn and Imagine), is to give freshmen engineering and prospective engineering students-some of whom are still in high school-an opportunity to explore interesting and relevant topics of their choice. Five unique web-based lines of study, referred to as Elective Units, are being designed to capture the interests of students with diverse backgrounds and to encourage higher-level thinking. The goals of the project are to increase the commitment of freshman engineering students to the pursuit of engineering as an academic major and a profession, to enhance the interest of high school students in engineering, and to increase the number of women and underrepresented minorities matriculating into engineering and ultimately graduating with a degree in engineering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
PublisherAmerican Society for Engineering Education
ISBN (Print)9780878232413
StatePublished - 2012
Event119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Jun 10 2012Jun 13 2012

Publication series

NameASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Electronic)2153-5965


Other119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Grand Challenges Deli (Discover, Explore, Learn, Imagine) project'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this