The Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program (ELP) Supports and Sustains Project Teams at MIT...
The Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program recently donated $2,500 to MIT's Design/Build/Fly Team to help the team purchase materials to finish construction of its RC airplane entry for the annual Cessna/Raytheon/AIAA Design/Build/Fly Competition. The competition took place this year in Wichita, Kansas, from April 13-15.
In addition to supporting and sustaining the DBF Team financially, ELP faculty and staff advised the Team's leadership—providing actionable leadership insights designed to improve team cohesion, performance, and communications.
GELs also participated in the MIT Formula SAE team, which came in 16th out of 120 teams at the 2012 FSAE Michigan competition held May 11–13, 2012. The team battled through issues with their fuel pump, oil pump, electronics, shifter and questionable judging by the tech inspectors at the world's most prestigious FSAE competition.
As expected, the top 10 was dominated by teams from Europe, and the winning team was from Oregon State University (third consecutive time). GEL Shavinesh Sukesh writes, "A big thanks to the GEL program for all the support we received this past year. I hope more FSAE leaders in the future will seek to benefit from the GEL program."
Did you know? Your team may be eligible for funding from the Bernard M. Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program. To learn more, contact Executive Director Leo McGonagle.