ELI Program

Engineering Leadership and Innovation Program

In association with the Staley School of Leadership


The Engineering Leadership and Innovation, or ELI, program will prepare exceptional engineering students for leadership roles in diverse and inclusive organizations that flourish in a dynamic business environment operating under complex social, cultural, ethical, political, economic, business and engineering factors.


The ELI program will —

  • equip students with the skills and confidence needed to lead real-world engineering projects;
  • strengthen students’ classroom learning through a leadership practicum on a creative inquiry team;
  • help students build a realistic career plan directed toward engineering management;
  • build students’ appreciation of nontechnical factors that affect technical decisions; and
  • exemplify an inclusive culture where multiple perspectives are valued as key to engineering solutions.

Primary program elements

  • Coursework in leadership and business
  • Leadership practice and development
  • Engagement with an industry mentor
  • Corporate partner interactions
  • Scholarship of $3,000 per year
Corporate Partners