The Engineering Leadership Institute (ELI) is helping the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering in Powering the New Engineer to Transform the Future.
It’s an exciting time for the University of Florida, one of the nation’s largest public universities, as it transitions into the upper echelon of academic institutions….and for the College, UF’s largest professional school offering one of the most dynamic and complete engineering programs in the country, as it continues to rise in national prominence.
The need for effective engineering leaders has never been greater…and all indications are that this demand will continue to increase into the future. The ELI is at the nexus of helping create a new brand of engineer….one who has a fundamental understanding and mindset about the importance of leadership in helping solve complex engineering and technology problems for the betterment of society, and in transforming the way we live, work and play. Our experiential and educational curriculum focuses on delivering the skill sets needed to distinguish and prepare our students for leadership roles in whatever paths their careers take them. The ELI also provides the opportunities for student engagement with top engineering and other student leaders, along with setting an expectation – of our students, faculty, and the engineering profession itself – that we should at all times embody a focus on integrity and character, no matter what role we might play.