Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy provides students with the connections and skills that form the foundation of a successful career. Through events and learning opportunities, the program supports students' growth as leaders in engineering, improves graduates' competitiveness for employment, and establishes their future success as early career professionals. We are located in the Leadership Center, in Johnson Hall 219. All engineering students are welcome to study, relax, and collaborate in this open space. You can read more details in our recent publications

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Leadership academy student consulting with a mentor.
Students working together.
Leadership Academy Events.
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Skill building

Students hone their abilities by engaging in learning opportunities designed to strengthen the five pillars of excellence that define a leader in engineering. Members of the Leadership Academy can also join the Grand Challenges Scholars Program, a National Academy of Engineering program  that aims to prepare engineers to collaborate and succeed in a transdisciplinary and global engineering environment.


Individual mentorship from engineering professionals is a key component of many events provided by the program.

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“My mentor helped me to think about my professional experiences at a deeper level and relate them to my professional goals.”

- Daniel Hernandez, ’19, B.S. chemical engineering

Advisory partners

Boeing, Carollo, Daimler Trucks North America, Hoffman Construction Company, Jacobs Engineering, Stack Infrastructure, OTTO Designworks, Riskalyze, NW Natural, Portland General Electric