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More than 100 guests attended a kick-off breakfast on Wednesday, May 20, for the Bernard M. Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program. Launched through a $20 million gift by The Bernard M. Gordon Foundation, the program's goal is to help MIT's undergraduate engineering students develop the skills, tools and character they will need as future leaders in the world of engineering practice.
Among those attending the breakfast were (from left to right): Ed Crawley, the Ford Professor of EngineeringÂ in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and director of the Bernard M. Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program; Bernard M. Gordon '52; MIT President Susan Hockfield; Raytheon CEO William Swanson; and Subra Suresh, dean of the School of Engineering.
â€œThis is a critically important issue at a critically important time in our nation's history,â€ Hockfield said. At this time, she added, â€œthe Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program certainly lands on fertile grounds.â€