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January 2018

About ELA

Formation of the Emerging Leaders Alliance

  The Emerging Leaders Alliance seeks to foster leadership in the engineering and scientific community.  Leadership is the art, science and craft of influencing people to accomplish tasks and improve organizations. That leadership starts with technical excellence, which is promoted by the engineering founder societies.   The Emerging Leaders Alliance was formed in 2008 as a cooperative project of the Founder Societies. In addition to technical competency, today’s engineering leaders need broad skills to meet the real problems facing mankind, including energy, sustainability and health care.   In 2008, the Alliance launched this website that features information on the Capstone Programs (the annual leadership conference), on engineering and scientific leadership, and key resources  for alumni.      

Our Support

The Emerging Leaders Alliance has been supported by the United Engineering Foundation and organized by these partner societies:


  The partner organizations of the Emerging Leaders Alliance gratefully acknowledge grants from the United Engineering Foundation to support this alliance. We also extend gratituide to MCC International, a friend of the organization that has sponsored luncheons at the conference for that last several years.   The National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Science, and the American Foundry Society are gratefully acknowledged for granting permission for the posting of articles on this site.   All other links are provided as a convenience to users and are maintained by a third party. The links do not imply endorsement by the Emerging Leaders Alliance.

Connect With Us

Become a PARTNER!

The Emerging Leaders Alliance welcomes new organizations to become involved as full partners. For more information, contact Chris McKelvey ( at the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), or +1.724.814.3076.