Dr. Arthur W. Winston
Dr. Arthur W. Winston Gordon Prize
Director, The Gordon Institute of Tufts University, Tufts University
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Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education
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Biography

Arthur W. Winston, Director of the Gordon Institute and Research Professor of electrical engineering at Tufts University, was the 2004 President of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. An IEEE Fellow, Dr. Winston is an expert in the fields of instrumentation and measurement among other areas. He is also a Fellow of the IEE (UK). As one of the creators of the Gordon Institute, Dr. Winston oversees many curricula, including the Engineering Management Master’s Degree and Entrepreneurial Leadership programs. He has developed advanced technology and engineering courses and taught such topics as emerging technology, product design and development, project planning and management science. Dr. Winston is currently on the Board of Directors of the United Engineering Foundation and the IEEE Foundation. He is Chair of the IEEE Educational Activities Pre-University Education Coordinating Committee. Included in his broad range of industrial, academic, and management experience are tenures at Bell Telephone Company in Canada, Canada's National Research Council, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Schlumberger, the U.S. National Research Corporation, Allied Research Corporation (now part of Boeing), and Northeastern University. Dr.Winston was responsible for the development of the NASA Apollo Heat Shield Re-entry Temperature Measurement System, and the development of a worldwide nuclear test monitoring system. He also served on the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), 1997-2000. He earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada, placing first over 800 engineering students. He received his doctoral degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has written over 100 papers and holds three patents.

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Awards
  • Gordon
  • 2007
  • Development of a multi-disciplinary graduate program for engineering professionals who have the potential and the desire to be engineering leaders.