Dear Friends and Colleagues,

May and June is outreach time for the Gordon Institute.

I have just returned from the IACEE (International Association for Continuing Engineering Education) bi-annual conference in Porto Portugal where I shared how we use the Challenge project to benefit both the participating student and the company.  In the keynote of the conference Michael Knuth, Vice President of Organizational Development and Continuous Improvement for Robert Bosch, presented some interesting content on the need to transform the leadership and engineering of the company to be more agile and closer to their customers. His presentation aligns with our thinking and the way we teach both conventional and agile product development methods.

In June, Steve Klosterman and I will be at the COMPLETE (Community of Practice for Leadership Education for Twenty-first Century Engineers) and ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education) conferences in New Orleans sharing best practices and looking for opportunities to learn from other universities. Steve will be appointed as chair of the ASEE Engineering Leadership division at the conference.

July is also an exciting month at the Gordon Institute. Our current class of Gordon Fellow Candidates will be making their final Challenge Project presentations. Watch for exciting news on our newest Gordon Fellows via Facebook, LinkedIN, and Twitter!

 
 

Simon Pitts  
Director, The Gordon Institute of Engineering Leadership
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