College of Engineering

about eli


ELI will provide opportunities, typically, for up to 12 sophomores and juniors in the College of Engineering each semester to hone their leadership abilities. The students, nominated by their departments and selected by a rigorous process including a personal interview with the dean of engineering, will participate in seminars, team-building exercises and public speaking opportunities, and will attend one or more national conferences. 


Student members of ELI will receive mentoring from leaders representing business, industry, academia, or government. They will participate in self-evaluation exercises, screening evaluations and team-building exercises in order to determine individual strengths and weaknesses as they pertain to leadership. In addition, they will learn proper etiquette in various formal and informal business situations. Members will learn about professional ethics, project planning, conflict resolution, team-work and entrepreneurship. To foster professional development, each member will receive support to attend at least one approved national conference and receive a $1,000 scholarship at the midpoint of their senior year in support of the ELI senior year project.

Last Updated: 6/27/22