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Dean Albert P. Pisano Shares Experiences at Gordon Engineering Leadership Forum

“You are the integral of all the successes you help other people have. That's the most powerful way for you to achieve.”

- Al Pisano


Structural engineering major and Gordon Scholar Alexander Finch asks Dean Pisano a question at the Gordon Engineering Leadership Forum.

Dean Pisano shared experiences from his path to becoming an engineering leader at the first Gordon Engineering Leadership Forum of the 2013-2014 academic year. When asked about multidisciplinary research, Pisano highlighted his belief that collaborative projects should allow engineers, basic scientists and clinical researchers to all do fundamental work in their own areas of expertise. "Biologists are not here to pour cells into our engineering experiments," Pisano quipped. "Equal-partner collaborations are the sweet spot. The BRAIN Initiative is going to be one of our first break-out moves."

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