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.


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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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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12 for 20 Summit

September 26, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Gordon Center


Alumni Homecoming Weekend

October 19-21, 2018

UC San Diego