Global Leaders and Scholars in STEM (GLASS)

Start something that changes everything

Complex issues that affect humankind — like climate, health, security, and communications — are influencing our lives on an unprecedented global scale. With STEM foundational to all of them, you are on the front lines of literally saving the world.

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The Global Leaders and Scholars in STEM (GLASS) honors program is a call-to-arms. We are challenging the most academically accomplished and ambitious among our Tandon students to become an outsized force for transformational change: Visionary and determined global citizens who recognize that the power of their education comes with the potential and responsibility to defend and advance our infrastructure, communities, economies, and planet. 


Our Global Leaders and Scholars

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We have built the program from the ground up to help our best and brightest channel their efforts around tackling one vital field of need: from foundational tools and systems like communications, data science, AI, and robotics to intersectional areas like urban infrastructure, sustainability, health, cybersecurity, and emerging media.

Through their experience, Global Leaders and Scholars understand how to dissect difficult issues with care, envision bold solutions, galvanize others as part of a team, and act with confidence and resilience to make a massive impact.


The Journey to Global Leadership

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  • Build leadership, professional development, and project management skills that equip you to rally others around your cause, collaborate on solutions, and excel in a real-world work environment
  • Lay the groundwork for your GLASS project through pre-capstone coursework that generates interdisciplinary thinking and collaborative design
  • Continue building in-demand skills and hands-on experience through research or an internship
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  • Complete your GLASS project and other final deliverables for the program
  • Showcase your experiences in the program through your GLASS portfolio
  • Share your project with a wider audience and celebrate all of your hard work!



5 GLASS Windows

GLASS programming and outside opportunities are created to deliver on 5 guiding principles that combine to ensure student success. Throughout the program, you'll take advantage of these opportunities and experiences to gain proficiency in all 5 GLASS windows and to prepare you for your final deliverables.


Global Competency
  • Study abroad
  • International internships and research
  • Language and/or globally focused classes
Commitment to Service
  • Service learning
  • Alternative break trips
  • Community service
Leadership Development
  • Team projects
  • Mentoring
  • Student club board positions
Academic Excellence
  • Thesis paper
  • Senior design
  • VIP projects
  • Student teams
Professional Development
  • Internships
  • Research
  • Career counseling