The German Center for Research and Innovation Foundation (GCRI), in 2016 established an engineering prize to be awarded 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 visibility of German research and innovation on college campuses in North America for Transatlantic collaboration.
GCRI selected Rutgers Industrial and Systems Engineering Department as one of the engineering schools in the United States to nominate students by the Chair and the faculty of ISE, 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
A representative from GCRI will present the award to the finalist, at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering 2nd Annual Alumni Networking Event on May 11, 2017.
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) has been entrusted with the leadership of the GCRI New York. Find out more at http://www.germaninnovation.org/