“By refining our honors program in such a way to deal with issues that impact lives, students will get to see the effect of their research and studies on the real world.”—Joseph C. Cook, Jr.
The college is pleased to introduce the newly named Joseph C. and Judith E. Cook Grand Challenge Honors Program. The program is named for alumnus Joe Cook, who graduated as an industrial engineer and a Torchbearer in 1965, and his wife, Judy. In March 2017, the couple announced they will sponsor the honors program in the college with a significant commitment. Read the full announcement »
The purpose of the Cook Grand Challenge Honors Program is to provide greater intellectual challenges and broader educational experiences for our undergraduate students. These opportunities will prepare our students to become highly competitive engineering graduates and be more successful in addressing the challenges of the twenty-first century, such as securing cyberspace, engineering better medicines, and providing access to clean water.
Advantages of joining the program include priority advising and course registration in each semester, automatic qualification for registration in the first-year engineering Honors sequence (EF 157–158 Honors Physics for Engineers I & II), the ability to enroll in smaller honors courses, and other opportunities exclusive to engineering honors students. Highly motivated and engaged students may also want to pursue the more ambitious NAE Grand Challenge Scholars Program.