Dates, Times and Locations of GEL Activities and Events
Both UPOP (the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program) and the Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program have robust schedules of activities and events. You'll find most of these listed on this calendar; additional MIT events and activities are listed on the Institute calendar.
Note: The Engineering Leadership Labs (ESD.05) are exclusively for students who are actively enrolled in the Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program.
- GEL Short Subjects, IAP 2013 & Spring 2014
- January 2014
- February 2014
— "Engineering Leadership" short subject (ESD.054): Students may attend either the week of January 6–10, 2014 (taught by Michael Davies in 32-144) or the week of January 27–31, 2014 (taught by Rick Schuhmann in 56-154). (Offered as an intensive weeklong subject during IAP, ESD.054 is required for GEL1s. Plan now for externships, other IAP activities, and holiday travel to avoid conflicts.)
— "Project Engineering" short subject (ESD.052): This intensive, four-day course is conducted offsite in New Hampshire at the end of IAP (January 30–February 2, 2014). A chartered bus will depart campus around 12:00 PM on 1/30 for the Cody Outdoor Center and returns on Sunday afternoon, 2/2. More details on the course and logistics will be provided to those who register. (ESD.052 is required for GEL2s and open to GEL1s, space permitting.)
— "Engineering Innovation & Design" (ESD.051/6.902): In the Spring of 2014, this short subject (a 9–unit course) meets on Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:00–5:00 PM, in 4–231. ESD.051 is a required short subject for GEL1s.
— "Engineering Leadership Lab" (ESD.05/ESD.050): Meets Fridays in 32-124 from 9:00–11:00 AM, 1:00–3:00 PM, and/or 3:00–5:00 PM. (ESD.05 or ESD.050 are required each term and are open only to students actively enrolled in the GEL program. GEL1s should register for ESD.05 and GEL2s should register for ESD.050. GELs are required to attend ONE ELL per week, with their designated team in their designated section.)
—6: Window to apply to advance to GEL2 opens
—6: Window to apply to GEL1 opens
—6–10: "Engineering Leadership" short subject (ESD.054), first session (32–144)
—26–29: United States Naval Academy Leadership Conference, "Followership: The Evolution of a Leader" (Annapolis, MD)
—27–31: "Engineering Leadership" short subject (ESD.054), second session (56-154)
—30–February 2: "Project Engineering" short subject (ESD.052) (A chartered bus departs MIT around noon on January 30 for Cody Outdoor Center in Freedom, NH and returns mid-afternoon on 2/2.)
—7, 14, 21, 28: Engineering Leadership Labs (32–124)
—9: Deadline to apply to advance to GEL2 (11:59 PM)
—13: Industry Advisory Board meeting, 11:00 AM–1:00 PM (33–116)
—27–28: United States Air Force Academy National Character & Leadership Symposium (Colorado Springs, CO)
—2: "Early Admissions" deadline to apply to GEL1 (11:59 PM)
—9: "Regular Admissions" deadline to apply to GEL1 (11:59 PM)
—24–28: Spring Break
—3: Industry Advisory Board meeting, 11:00 AM–1:00 PM (6–104)
—4: Notification of admission to accepted GEL1s (for Fall 2014 entry)
—16: Deadline for newly admitted GEL1s to accept admission for Fall 2014 entry
For more information about GEL activities and events, contact Communications & Outreach Director Bruce Mendelsohn.