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.


February 6, 2018

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Award Recipient

A BIG congrats to Dr. Ebonee Williams, Executive Director of the Gordon Engineering Leadership Center for being a UC San Diego Diversity Award Recipient!

January 31, 2018

24Under24 Leaders and Innovators in STEAM and Space Awardees

The Mars Generation list is packed with some of the brightest students and young people who are positioned to shape our future for the better. Among the awardees for 2018 are Gordon Scholars Darren Charrier and Deepak Atyam.

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Engineering Leadership
Awards Dinner

Thursday, May 17, 2018

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Scripps Seaside Forum
8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, CA 92037

*Invite Only

End Of The Year Reception

Monday, June 4, 2018

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Faculty Club

Exclusive to the Gordon Scholars Program.