Emerging Leaders in Engineering

The Emerging Leaders in Engineering (ELE) program promotes a climate of cooperative and inclusive education through professional development opportunities, personal exploration, and civic engagement.

Program Information

Emerging Leaders in Engineering (ELE) is the College of Engineering’s undergraduate leadership program.

ELE is a one-year program created by engineering students, for engineering students. Students who graduate from the ELE program are awarded a formal Leadership Certificate by the UW-Madison Center for Leadership and Involvement. The ELE program focuses specifically on what you want to grow in, both personally and professionally, to ensure you have the experience that you want to have.

To receive an engineering leadership certificate, you must complete the following requirements:

  1. Enroll in InterEGR 303: Applied Leadership Competencies in Engineering.
    1. Work with a team of peers to solve a real-world technical problem in the state of Wisconsin. Students work collaboratively to determine the goals, objectives, and tasks of this project – all while understanding the unique needs of their community partner.
    2. In the beginning of the course, students will learn about and discuss what makes them unique as individuals. Moving into the group setting, students will be asked to reflect on what it means to be an inclusive leader: how do we work together equitably as a team to accomplish our goals, while recognizing and valuing the differences that make us unique?
  2. Be involved in a student organization of your choosing.
  3. Participate in our young alumni mentorship program
    1. You will be paired with a mentor based on your interest areas!
    2. With the assistance of your mentor, you will create a personal and professional development plan to help guide you as you complete your undergraduate degree, and head into life after UW-Madison.
  4. Work with staff to determine strengths, values, goals, and ways to accomplish desired trainings, workshops, and resume-builders.

Who Should Apply

All College of Engineering majors in at least their sophomore year are encouraged to apply.

INTEREGR 303 counts towards degree requirements in the following programs:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geological Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Biological Systems Engineering

How to Apply

Fill out this interest form and we will contact you.