csp The world faces many global challenges. Many of these challenges are closely related to energy such as climate change, energy security, and resource depletion. Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) systems used to generate electricity have the potential to be part of the solution to many of these energy problems. Like many other potential solutions to our energy problems, innovative and hardworking engineers able to work in a global and interdisciplinary team are required before CSP systems can be expected to truly have a large impact. The objectives of ISEP 2013 are to prepare undergraduate engineering students to become Global Engineering Leaders by developing their solar, core engineering, and global engineering competencies.