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Dear Friends and Colleagues,


The past few months have been eventful!   


In early August, 26 Gordon Fellow Candidates presented their industry-focused Challenge Projects to faculty committees. Throughout the presentations, I was impressed by the incredible poise and confidence displayed by our Candidates. On August 23rd, we celebrated their significant growth and accomplishments with a graduation dinner and pinning ceremony. 


Following that event, we welcomed our sixth cohort of Gordon Fellow Candidates, who participated in a lively orientation on September 4th. Over the next 12 months, they will pursue an intense curriculum designed to expand their technical proficiencies and hone essential leadership skills. 


A few of our recent news items are featured below.  As always, thanks to all who support this important program! 



Simon Pitts
Director, Gordon Engineering Leadership Program

GEL Celebrates Class of 2012

The 2012 Gordon Fellows gathered for a Graduation Dinner and Pinning Ceremony to celebrate their successful completion of the Gordon Program. Attendees included 26 Gordon Fellows, GEL benefactors Bernie and Sophia Gordon, as well as faculty and staff. Read More
Industry Sponsor Shares GEL Success

Peter Wardwell, Engineering Manager at Instron (a Division of Illinois Tool Works, Inc.), shares his experience sponsoring a participant in the Gordon Program. Read More
Participants Complete Undergraduate Program

The Gordon Undergraduate Engineering Leadership Program (GUEL) awarded Certificates of Completion to 12 undergraduate engineering students who successfully completed the 2012 program curriculum.
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Strengthening University-Industry Partnerships

GEL Director Simon Pitts led a plenary session about strengthening university-industry partnerships as part of the 2012 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference. The conference drew approximately 1,200 attendees from academe, industry, and government. Read More


Emerging Leaders Attend "Boot Camp"

The Gordon Undergraduate Engineering Leadership Program (GUEL) held a leadership "boot camp" for undergraduates. Students explored engineering leadership in the context of leadership styles, power and influence, and situational leadership. Read More 

GEL Tribute Video

In a new video, Gordon Fellows, Gordon Fellow Candidates, University leaders, and members of the GEL Industry Advisory Board share their thoughts on the vision and leadership of GEL benefactor Bernie Gordon.

The video premiered at the dedication of the Bernard M. Gordon Tribute to Engineering Leadership.

Recent Event

Past and present GEL participants gathered in May for the inaugural Gordon Fellows Conference.

Gordon Fellows Cory Lloyd, Anthony Serino, and Matthew Dickman led the event. Speakers included Beth Wilson, Principal Engineering Fellow at Raytheon IDS, and Lieutenant Colonel James Tuite, Professor of Military Science at Providence College. Other presenters included Gordon Fellows Emily Anesta and David Rozas.

Quotable Leaders

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal."

- Henry Ford

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