GELs who earned Certificates of Engineering Leadership in 2013
Front row, L to R: Emily Yang (GY1), Yinfu Chen (GY1), Missy Showers (GY2), Marie Burkland (GY2), Yuliya Preger (GY2), Ray Tilden (GY2), Hailey Kopp (GY2), Ruby Maa (GY1).
Second row, L to R: Engineering Leadership Specialist Kaz Karwowski, Franco Montalvo (GY1), Julian Gonzalez (GY1), Andrew Sommer (GY2), Lila Fridley (GY2), Xenia Antipova (GY1), Marie Schmidt (GY2), Clare Frigo (GY2), Morrisa Brenner (GY2), Laura Matloff (GY1), Kirsten Olson (GY1), Katia Paramonova (GY2), Michelle Chen (GY2), Harshini Jayaram (GY1), Sergio Fernandez (GY1), Louis Lamia (GY1), Anurag Kashyap (GY2), Program Co-Director Joel Schindall.
Third row, L to R: Instructional Developer Liz Huttner, Marcel Polanco (GY1), Veronica Hume (GY1), Kossy Uzokwe (GY1), Ovie Orieka (GY1), Thomas Davison (GY1), Dennis Prieto (GY1), Louis DeScioli (GY1), James "Mic" Byrne (GY1), Cody Coleman (GY1), Cameron McCord (GY2), Nate Robert (GY2), John Reynolds (GY2), Brian Sennett (GY2), Brian Djaja (GY2), Jiwon Yune (GY1), Isaac Evans (GY2), AJ Perez (GY1), Drew Dennison (GY2), Program Executive Director Leo McGonagle.
Not pictured: Marisa Jasso (GY2), Cameron McAlpine (GY2), Kojo Acquah (GY1), Lauren Allen (GY1), Deborah Chen (GY1), Divya Chhabra (GY1), Adrian Clarke (GY1), Tara Krishnan (GY1), Julian Lemus (GY1), Jennifer Li (GY1), Lauren Lo (GY1), Abhi Mitra (GY1), Evan Moore (GY1), Prosper Nyovanie (GY1), Paul Uche (GY1), Anne Warren (GY1), Grace Young (GY1), Director of Communications & Outreach Bruce Mendelsohn, Administrative Assistant Amy Shea.
Attaining Gordon Engineering Leader Two Year status requires the successful completion of the GEL Year One program, and in addition, the fulfillment of these requirements:
- Two 6-unit semester-long subjects featuring hands-on activities, reflective sessions, simulations, leadership practice opportunities
- People and Organizations (15.668)
"I had practically no experience in negotiation prior to starting GEL, and I gained experience in this area through activities in 15.668." — Max Brand, GEL '11
- Project Engineering (ESD.052). This course takes place at the Cody Outdoor Center in New Hampshire during the last week of IAP, beginning on the Thursday morning through Sunday (January 27–30) immediately preceding the Spring semester, and continues with 2–3 follow–on meetings (dates/times TBD) held during the semester. (Note: ESD.052 is optional for GEL 1s and required for GEL 2s.)
- An alternative may be available by petition
- An internship with industry the summer after the GEL Year One Program
"Participating in an intern poster session, I had a marvelous time explaining my project to everybody from chemical engineers to physicists studying optics. I don't think I would have been nearly as enthused at this time last year. GEL definitely played a significant role in helping me achieve this." — Yuliya Preger, GEL '13
- Participation in at least one realistic scale project experiences with an engineering component, which, taken together with other undergraduate experiences and the realistic scale project completed in the GEL Year One Program will fulfill the six requirements that students work:
a) As an established leader of a team
b) With peers with other disciplinary backgrounds and skills (e.g., other engineering disciplines, business, law, etc.)
c) With colleagues from diverse backgrounds (e.g., not from research intensive universities)
d) On a real industrial deliverable
e) On a deliverable that is produced on schedule, to specification and to cost [mandatory]
f) On a project with international components and perspectives
- The InternshipPlus may be able to be counted as an eligible project
1) As mentors, leadership coaches or project engineers in project-based subjects in their major, or other project-based subjects
2) Assisting in outreach for the program
3) Assisting in the operation of the program
1) The PLDP is a personalized guide to developing the Capabilities of Effective Engineering Leaders, a list created with the input of industry leaders, alumni, faculty, staff and students.
2) Students assess themselves and with the help of program mentors, create an individualized plan to develop these capabilities through the fulfillment of the Program requirements described above, particularly the personalized aspects of the InternshipPlus and the Engineering Practice Requirement.
3) Periodic reviews and updates of the personal leadership development plan take place, supported by a file of evidence containing design documents, models, artifacts, evaluations, and descriptions of how and when the capabilities were demonstrated.
4) The last step of the program is a compelling presentation of the evidence portfolio to a program review committee. See the GEL Video Page for some examples.