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Gordon Engineering Leadership Center

Get Involved

The success of the Gordon Center relies on the participation of the Jacobs School of Engineering community. We invite students, faculty and friends to partner with us as we strive to achieve our mission of educating effective engineering leaders.

Get Involved

Engineering Leaders

We would love to get in touch with you to develop unique educational experiences and leadership opportunities for Gordon Scholars; please contact us if you are willing to host groups of students for leadership field-trips and challenge projects.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Students can apply for access to the Gordon Center's novel courses on engineering leadership, project management and interdisciplinary design provided through the Gordon Scholars program. Undergraduate students can also be nominated for a Gordon Center Engineering Leadership Award.

All Jacobs School students may also attend our leadership forum events, and we invite you to send us suggestions about topics you would like to see covered in classes, workshops, forums and summer schools.

We invite you to apply and participate in our comprehensive leadership education and training program.

Graduate Students

Graduate Students can apply for access to novel and existing courses on engineering leadership (specifically, engineering leadership in academia, and systems engineering leadership, venture mechanics, enterprise dynamics and applied innovations) provided through the through the Gordon Scholars program. Undergraduate students can also be nominated (or nominate undergraduates) for a Gordon Center Engineering Leadership Award.

All Jacobs School students may also attend our leadership forum events, and we invite you to send us suggestions about topics you would like to see covered in classes, workshops, forums and summer schools.

Professionals

Professionals in one of the Jacobs School of Engineering's professional certificate or Masters of Advance Study degree programs, can apply to participate in Gordon Scholars, our comprehensive leadership and training program. Professionals can also be nominated for a Gordon Center Engineering Leadership Award.

Faculty and Researchers

Work with your chairs to identify and nominate candidates to become Gordon Scholars or to receive Gordon Center Awards.

We also welcome your suggestions for excellent speakers for our events including workshops, forums and summer schools. Let us know if you have suggestions for topics we should address in the program.

High School Students

High School Students (grades 9 through 12) can participate in the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) at UC San Diego to receive a month long on-campus engineering, math, and science experience during the summer. Outstanding students participating in the COSMOS program are eligible to be nominated for the Gordon Engineering Leadership Award for high school students.