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The Engineering Leadership and Innovation Institute (eli2) was developed to help our engineering students enhance their soft skills and jumpstart their career in technical leadership. eli2 is unique to UCF and offers professional development for our leadership minded CECS students.

To supplement the technical skills students obtain from their academic coursework, eli2 has a student team comprised of a student committee, intern team, and director of interns. These undergraduate students represent the driven and high-achieving leaders in CECS who are aiming for careers in technical leadership or management.

Our student team works on a variety of projects and events over the course of the academic year. Projects range from technical efforts, such as our ferrofluid project, to administrative projects, such as reworking marketing strategy. The eli2 team also has the opportunity to help plan and coordinate events for the CECS student body, such as National Engineers Week. In addition to planning and coordinating events, the student team is often asked to attend various alumni and faculty events to represent the student body.

How do I get involved?

The best way to get involved in the eli2 student team is to enroll in the EGS 3030 (fall semester) or EGS 3031 (spring semester) course. This is a zero credit hour course offered on Fridays at 11:30. Students in the course have the opportunity to both hear from and interact with technical leaders from industry. These speakers include engineering and computer science entrepreneurs, as well as leaders from Lockheed Martin, NASA, Disney, and other technical companies.

After enrolling in this course, students will have the opportunity to get involved in other aspects of this program such as the development circles (industry mentor program) or eli2 student team. The team usually chooses to open applications for the student team to the seminar series courses during each semester.

How do I get in touch with the team?

For any questions or discussion of involvement with our eli2 student team:


Office: Engineering I, Room 419