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Carl R. Ice College of Engineering

Carl R. Ice
College of Engineering

1046 Rathbone Hall
1701B Platt St.
Manhattan, KS 66506

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Engineering Leadership and Innovation Program

In association with the Staley School of Leadership Studies

ELI participants


The Engineering Leadership and Innovation, or ELI, program will prepare exceptional engineering students for potential leadership roles in organizations that will flourish in a dynamic business environment operating under complex social, ethical, political, economic, business and engineering factors.


The ELI program will —

  • equip students with the skills and confidence needed to lead real-world engineering projects;
  • strengthen students’ classroom learning through a leadership practicum on a creative inquiry team;
  • help students build a realistic career plan directed toward engineering management; and
  • build students’ appreciation of nontechnical factors that affect technical decisions.

Primary Program Elements

  • Coursework in leadership and business
  • Leadership practice and development
  • Engagement with an industry mentor
  • Corporate partner interactions
  • Scholarship of $3,000 per year

We thank corporate partners who make the ELI program possible.

Corporate Partners