The Challenge 2050 Project
The Challenge 2050 Project is an academic and student development program whose mission is to address the biggest issue our world has ever faced—a global population projected to exceed 9.6 billion by 2050. By enhancing global sustainability and developing future leaders, the program seeks to address the demanding challenges associated with this issue.
Certificate and Courses
Global Leadership & Change Certificate
This certificate is designed for undergraduates at any level or major interested in addressing the challenges associated with our growing global population. The overall goal of the certificate program is to empower students to take action in addressing the unstructured, complex and adaptive challenges of population growth, such as sustainable development and food security, facing our global community.
Because the issues around this problem are radically different than those addressed by traditional disciplinary models, the program is uniquely premised on cultivating the attitudes, dispositions and skills needed to establish effective partnerships with stakeholders and to holistically tackle the challenges associated with our growing global population. This certificate is offered by CALS and is affiliated with the Challenge 2050 Project.
Courses have included topics such as “Global Uncertainty,” “Developing Tools for a Changing World” and “Taking Action.”
The Challenge 2050 Project offers students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience through intentionally designed internships. Interns will be given the chance to explore opportunities within their area of interest to better prepare them for future careers with similar organizations or agencies.