The Engineering Leaders of Tomorrow program (LOT) inspires engineering students to develop their leadership potential, to discover their passions, and to connect with others who want to be effective change agents. We believe that the 21st century engineer must be able to combine technical expertise with leadership skills to meet today’s complex challenges. Effective leadership begins with self-knowledge. Only after understanding ourselves can we best influence and lead those around us to impact change.
Our Vision— An engineering education that is a lifelong foundation for transformational leaders and outstanding citizens.
Visioneering: ILead's vision, values, philosophy, and mission.
Accordingly, our mission is to design, develop, implement, and evaluate the concepts, strategies, and components of a world-class engineering leadership development program that:
- Enables students to gain knowledge, skills, and experience that increase their ability and motivation to effect positive change and benefit society;
- Provides students with opportunities to develop their leadership ability by observing, experiencing and reflecting on the leadership process within their groups and communities;
- Provides extracurricular, co-curricular and curricular components for students throughout their undergraduate and graduate experience;
- Engages faculty, staff, and alumni so as to promote a leadership culture across the Faculty and beyond;
So that it promotes development of exemplary local, national, and global citizenship and provides a foundation that will inspire and students throughout their lifetimes.