The 2015 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education is awarded to Simon Pitts and Michael B. Silevitch “for developing an innovative method to provide graduate engineers with the necessary personal skills to become effective engineering leaders."
The Northeastern University Gordon Engineering Leadership Program (GEL) is a graduate degree and certificate program focused solely on developing leadership skills for the practicing engineer.
The GEL curriculum focuses on five core pillars: leadership capabilities, leadership labs, product development, scientific foundations, and a challenge project.
Typically, GEL students have three to five years of work experience in the field prior to entering the program.
This model brings together teams of students who gain a common understanding of how to tackle challenges through rich discussion and mutual learning.