From Jan. 9 to 27, 27 students and faculty from Shantou University in Shantou are visiting MIT for an educational exchange hosted by the Bernard M. Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program. The visit is part of a growing academic relationship between Shantou University and the Gordon-MIT ELP.
During their visit, the Shantou delegation is participating in several workshops and courses sponsored by the Worldwide CDIO Initiative, UPOP (the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program) and the Gordon-MIT ELP. The workshops and courses include:
- “Delivering Engineering Success” (ESD.054): This intensive weeklong short subject is taught by Professor Edward Crawley and features remarks by engineering leaders including MIT Institute Professor Sheila Widnall, Martin Schlecht, and others.
- “CDIO Introductory Workshop”: Overview of the goals and objectives of the Worldwide CDIO (Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate) Initiative.
- “UPOP Training Modules”: Exposure to training MIT students receive during UPOP’s intensive weeklong IAP seminars.
“This is a great opportunity for MIT students to share and compare their engineering leadership training and education with their Chinese peers,” says Crawley, director of the Gordon-MIT ELP.
Housed in MIT’s School of Engineering, the Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program provides a transformative national model for the development of next-generation technical leaders (not necessarily entrepreneurs) who are equipped to understand and address significant engineering problems in real-world situations. For more information.