The Institute for the Global Entrepreneur at UC San Diego encompasses a series of programs, centers and initiatives all working toward a common goal: preparing engineers to become change makers and technical leaders who drive innovation within organizations both large and small.
Zhicong “Zack” Kong, a 2017 bioengineering alumnus from UC San Diego, created compostable, durable, edible cutlery that is unique for several reasons:the ingredients, a scalable manufacturing process and an innovative mold technology. Full Story
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).
We salute Dr. Williams for her efforts and support for our diverse student and the postdoctoral population at UCSD. She is a leader in diversity and equity issues at UCSD and beyond. Read More