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  • 2015 Gordon Prize Awarded

    April 10, 2015 - On Friday April 10th The National Academy of Engineering visited Northeastern University to present the 2015 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education to professors Simon Pitts and Michael Silevitch for conceiving the Innovative GEL program. Dr. C.D.Mote, president of the National Academy of Engineering presented the award. Following the award presentation President Aoun and Gordon Institute of Engineering Leadership benefactor Bernie Gordon joined the award recipients along with Institute faculty, staff, alumni and current students to celebrate the prestigious honor.

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  • Gordon Engineering Leadership Program presented with prestigious national award

    April 10, 2015 - Northeastern’s Simon Pitts and pro­fessor Michael Sile­vitch were for­mally pre­sented with the 2015 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Inno­va­tion in Engi­neering and Tech­nology Edu­ca­tion at a cer­e­mony Friday after­noon. The award rec­og­nizes their lead­er­ship and impact on the university’s Gordon Engi­neering Lead­er­ship Pro­gram.

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  • American Society of Engineering Education Prism Features GEL

    March 20, 2015 - A graduate program trains engineering leaders by pushing them out of their comfort zones. While traditional programs tend to focus on engineering principles and technical and scientific subjects, Northeastern’s combines classic instruction with real-world experience and close collaboration with industry. The goal is to create engineers who have a sound foundation of engineering knowledge but also know how to motivate people and lead teams into a complex, hypercompetitive global marketplace.

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  • The National Academy of Engineering announces Simon Pitts and Michael B. Silevitch will receive the 2015 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Engineering Education

    January 8, 2015 - The Gordon Prize was established in 2001 recognizing new modalities and experiments in education that develop effective engineering leaders. Founded in 1964, the U.S. National Academy of Engineering is a private, independent, nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. Its mission is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology.

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  • Visionary engineer invests in Northeastern again, expands leadership program

    November 4, 2014 - Pio­neering engi­neer and entre­pre­neur Bernard M. Gordon, H’07, has once again invested in North­eastern Uni­ver­sity to edu­cate engi­neering leaders at the nexus of acad­emia and industry. His new $10 mil­lion gift launches the Gordon Insti­tute of Engi­neering Lead­er­ship and builds on the suc­cess of the Gordon Engi­neering Lead­er­ship Pro­gram he cre­ated with a $20 mil­lion invest­ment in 2007.

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