The German Center for Research and Innovation Foundation (GCRI) recently announced the establishment of an engineering prize to be awarded annually to an outstanding senior-year engineering student. The $1,500 award will be presented to outstanding engineering students in the United States and Canada. It is an opportunity to celebrate student engineering achievement and enhance the visibility of German research and innovation on college campuses.
Students will be nominated by the dean of the college/school of engineering based on specific criteria:
- Minimum GPA: 3.5
- Demonstrated ability to participate in cutting-edge research
- Demonstrated leadership ability
- Demonstrated entrepreneurial activity and aptitude for innovation
- Engagement in student life activities
Where possible, awards will be presented at a senior awards presentation event at the end of the spring semester.
The German Center for Research and Innovation is part of the German Federal Foreign Office’s “Research and Academic Relations Initiative,” which was created to support the federal government’s “Strategy for the Internationalization of Science and Research.” Two German ministries, the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, share the responsibility of implementing the project. They do so in coordination with the alliance of German science organizations and the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce. While the start-up funding is provided by the Federal Foreign Office’s “Research and Academic Relations Initiative,” the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Research Foundation (DFG) have been entrusted with the leadership of the GCRI New York. Find out more at http://www.germaninnovation.org/