News Releases from 2018

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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. The event, presented by the Gordon Engineering Leadership Center at UC San Diego, recognizes undergraduate and graduate engineering students who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through their communication skills, teamwork abilities and implementation of technical solutions in competitions or real-world challenges.

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May 24, 2018

Above all, build trust

For Greg Papadopoulos, a UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering alumnus and partner at NEA, one of the largest venture capital firms in the world, engineering leadership is all about trust. Papadopoulos was awarded the Professional Gordon Fellow honor at the 9th annual Engineering Leadership Awards event run by the Gordon Engineering Leadership Center 

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February 6, 2018

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Award Recipient Dr. Ebonee Williams

A BIG congrats to Dr. Ebonee Williams, Executive Director of the Gordon Engineering Leadership Center for being a UC San Diego Diversity Award Recipient! Dr. Williams has spent the past 8 years building and realizing the Gordon Center's program, which teaches engineering students critical skills of leadership, responsibility, and vision. Over 1200 UCSD students have participated in the Gordon Center's leadership courses and workshops. Dr. Williams is also a founding board member of the IDEA Engineering Student Center, whose purpose is to foster an equitable, welcoming, and sustainable culture of academic excellence in Engineering. Through this Center, Dr. Williams helped to launch GradTalks, a series of professional training workshops. She has also taught leadership skills more broadly, in regional workshops through the Urban League and nationally through the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). Dr. Williams recognition has been a long time in the making for the many ways she supports our diverse student and the postdoctoral population at UCSD. She is a leader in diversity and equity issues at UCSD and beyond.

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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. Darren Charrier is a UC San Diego aerospace engineering undergraduate student and CEO and Co-Founder of Voyager Space Technologies. He is also a Gordon Scholar and Gordon Fellow award winner for Engineering Leadership. Deepak Atyam is a UC San Diego alumnus and Co-Founder and CEO of Tri-D Dynamics. He is also a Gordon Scholar alumnus and Gordon Fellow award winner for Engineering Leadership. We are continuously impressed by both Darren's and Deepak's passion and engineering leadership. We look forward to following their journey and the impact they will make in space.

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May 12, 2017
Gordon Engineering Leadership Awards
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Gordon Center 8th Annual Awards Dinner - Spring 2017