September 26, 2017
Engineering leadership program embarks on second year
Participants in the Engineering Leadership and Innovation, or ELI, program in the Kansas State University College of Engineering met for kickoff events in Engineering Hall — 21 returning scholars on Aug. 22 and 21 first-year scholars on Aug. 24.
Each participant receives a $3,000 scholarship, takes leadership and business courses, learns from an industry mentor, meets with industry leaders and practices hands-on leadership within a creative inquiry team.
The program draws on resources of the Staley School of Leadership Studies program, College of Business Administration, success of student-led College of Engineering creative inquiry teams in national competitions and a strong connection with corporate partners.
Seven new corporate sponsors have joined the program since 2016 for a total of 17 partners: BHC Rhodes, Black & Veatch, BNSF Railway, Boeing, Chevron Phillips, ConocoPhillips, Dolese, ExxonMobil, Garmin, Hallmark, Koch Industries, MMC Corp., Netsmart, Phillips 66, Spirit AeroSystems, Textron Aviation and Westar Energy.