Leadership is a Verb

- We must learn by doing.

The engineering students of today are the technology leaders -- and job-creators -- of tomorrow. As a testament to the value of training and developing these future leaders, the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering has established the Bernard and Sophia Gordon Engineering Leadership Center, which is generously supported with a gift from the Bernard and Sophia Gordon Foundation.

The mission of the Gordon Center is to identify and train effective engineering leaders who will create jobs and products that benefit society. This is accomplished through a series of workshops, courses and engineering leadership forums for undergraduate and graduate students at UC San Diego, as well as local professionals and high school students who aspire to become engineers.

Through its Gordon Scholars and Engineering Leadership Awards, the Center identifies and celebrates talented individuals with leadership potential. In addition, the Center exposes students to the advice, experience and attitudes of proven engineering leaders through training events.


Nov 6, 2018

Undergraduate students win Galactic Unite prize

Seven UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering students were selected to receive the inaugural Galactic Unite Gavin Jones Prize, which recognizes undergraduate students at UC San Diego studying science, technology, engineering or math with a desire to make an impact on the space industry.
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May 24, 2018

Engineering student leaders honored

Top performing engineering student leaders were honored at the 9th annual Engineering Leadership Awards celebration on May 17.
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An Engineer's Journey

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Gordon Center - PFBH 003

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Product Development
Everyone Is An Inventor!

Thursday, February 28, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST)
Gordon Center - PFBH 003