In the News

  • GIEL Director Interviewed by The National Engineering Forum

    September 1, 2015 - Pitts discusses the 3 C’s (Capacity, Capability, and Competitiveness) and how they align with GIEL’s five pillars. He also talks about the future of engineering and how to ensure engineers have the right skills and abilities to succeed.

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  • GEL Celebrates Class of 2015

    August 20, 2015 - The 2014 Gordon Fellows gathered for a Graduation Dinner and Pinning Ceremony to mark their successful completion of the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program. The celebration included 34 Gordon Fellows, GEL benefactor Bernie Gordon, as well as program faculty and staff.

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  • Gordon Institute Benefactor Bernie Gordon awarded the Pres­i­den­tial Medal­lion, Northeastern University’s top honor

    April 28, 2015 - Bernard M. Gordon received the Pres­i­den­tial Medal­lion, the university’s top honor and a per­ma­nent rep­re­sen­ta­tion of his ded­i­ca­tion to advancing North­eastern. A pio­neering engi­neer and entre­pre­neur, Gordon is one of Northeastern’s leading bene­fac­tors. Also honored Simon Pitts, the director of Northeastern’s Gordon Insti­tute of Engi­neering Lead­er­ship and pro­fessor of the prac­tice in engi­neering lead­er­ship, and Michael B. Sile­vitch, the Robert D. Black Pro­fessor of Engi­neering and Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Elec­trical and Com­puter Engineering for being awarded The 2015 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Inno­va­tion in Engi­neering and Tech­nology Edu­ca­tion, which is pre­sented annu­ally by the National Academy of Engi­neering.

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  • Gordon Institute TA, Charith Peris wins Outstanding Graduate Student Award

    April 28, 2015 - The Outstanding Graduate Student Awards for significant accomplishments in experiential learning are presented annually by the Graduate Student Government (GSG) and the Office of the Provost.

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  • Grad­uate stu­dent Mike Humphrey, from the Gordon Insti­tute of Engi­neering Lead­er­ship, sets off his team’s bottle rocket

    April 27, 2015 - Mike Humphrey launches his team’s bottle rocket on Cen­ten­nial Common during the final leadership lab of the GEL school year. Teams were tasked to design, construct and launch bottle rockets to see which team would prevail by achieving the highest launch altitude. With only $5 dollars to spend on materials and one hour to complete design and construction, teams focused on the critical requirement to deliver their rocket on time, under budget and to specification.

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