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Knowledge to Impact: Creating Action with Your Grand Challenge Project Idea

Do you want to learn how to design viable solutions to address a complex social or environmental challenge? Are you interested in taking a course with other motivated students from across the university who care about being changemakers and being mentored by 15 UMN faculty who will be supporting the students in the course? This hands-on course will help you learn the skills to develop solutions to a specific problem that you have worked on in a previous GCC course or a similar project-based class. By the end of the course, you will work with a team of students to create a design and implementation plan for a solution that could take many forms, depending on student interest and the nature of the problem (business or nonprofit plans, policy and advocacy plans, media and awareness campaigns and activism plans are all possible). Resources (funding, training and mentors) will be available for students who wish to pursue their project beyond the classroom into implementation.


Student Stories

EduCOWtion: Decreasing malnutrition and increasing school attendance through live cattle

abby knoble & maria soroka
[September 2018] Grand Challenge Curriculum interviewed Maria Soroka and Abby Knoble about Educowtion, their experiences piloting the program in Uganda, and the future of bringing live cattle into schools.

Course Details

Meeting Time: Spring 2021, Fridays at 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Location: Remote (online synchronous)

Credits: 1

Prerequisites: Must have taken a prior GCC course or other project-based course.

Professors: Megan Voorhees