Let’s compete with Boeing

MIT - Engineering Leadership Lab
February 17th, 2017 (Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States) – During this weekly “Engineering Leadership Lab” each team from the Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program (GEL) participates in the construction of a paper aircraft. The “Lab” takes place in one of the classroom of the State Center, on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) campus. Emily Penn, Lantian Chen and Jae Hyun Kim, all first year students of the program, are working on the wings. By Chloe Hecketsweiler.
MIT - Engineering Leadership Lab
February 17th, 2017 (Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States) – Jimmy Mawdsley and his teammates build the propeller of one of the aircrafts. Launched through a $20 million donation the GEL program was established to develop the leadership skills of MIT engineering students. Each year, approximately 175 rising juniors and seniors apply. 120 are selected for the first year and 30-35 for the second year. By Chloe Hecketsweiler.
MIT - Engineering Leadership Lab
February 17th, 2017 (Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States) – John Feiler, a leadership specialist, evaluates the students and monitors the countdown. The 17 students have only 65 minutes to build three aircrafts. “We are not assessing their technical skills, but the way they work together”, explains Leo McGonagle, executive director of the program. “The academic course is about 30 capabilities key to become an effective engineering leader” By Chloe Hecketsweiler.
MIT - Engineering Leadership Lab
February 17th (Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States) – Hind Saleh and her teammates are building the structure of one of the aircraft. They have only a few minutes left. By Chloe Hecketsweiler.
MIT - Engineering Leadership Lab
February 17th, 2017 (Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States) – Jorge Troncoso tests his team’s plane. After graduating from MIT he would like to work on “projects that help accelerate the transition to sustainable energy”.
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