Last Friday, eight Engineering students were recognized as 2015 Gordon Fellows at the Bernard and Sophia Gordon Engineering Leadership Center’s annual Engineering Leadership Awards ceremony.
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Congratulations to: Mark Chapman, Mridu Sinha and Hermes Taylor-Weiner as the graduate award recipients; Tyler Day, Delara Fadavi, Mary Graves, Aditi Gupta and Nico Montoya as the undergraduate award recipients; and wireless communications industry pioneer, inventor and entrepreneur Martin Cooper as the professional award recipient.
Guests and award recipients were welcomed by Jacobs School of Engineering Dean and Gordon Center Director Albert P. Pisano, and were served dinner in the Great Hall at UCSD’s International House.
“Our Gordon Center works to identify and train effective engineering leaders,” Pisano said. “I like to call these people the ‘Change Makers’.”
The Gordon Center offers an engineering leadership education year-round through their Gordon Scholars program, but the purpose of the Engineering Leadership Awards program is to reward and recognize successful students who have served as role models for the Jacobs School of Engineering. During the event, each student was invited on stage, individually introduced and recognized for their engineering leadership. As newly minted Gordon Fellows, they will each receive an award alongside the Gordon Medal for Engineering Leadership. Each graduate awardee will receive $10,000 and each undergraduate awardee will receive $2,500.