Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts HistorySauer, Anne
Gordon Institute, 1992
The Gordon Institute was founded in 1984 and merged with Tufts University in 1992 as part of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. It offers a degree ofmasters of science in engineering management and is designed to create technical leaders to help companies compete in the global marketplace.
The institute was founded by Dr. Bernard Gordon of Analogic Corporation, and was originally located in Wakefield, Massachusetts. Gordon founded the institute with the belief that productivity and competitiveness can be improved by changing the way engineers and scientists are motivated and educated.
Students enrolled at the Gordon Institute are required to possess a bachelors degree in science or engineering and at least three years of professional experience.
Faculty at the institute are drawn from science and engineering departments at Tufts as well as the business world and universities and institutes around the country.
The Gordon Institute is located at the Tufts University Science and Technology Center at 4 Colby Avenue on the Medford campus. It has an annual enrollment of approximately 40 students.
The encyclopedia seeks to capture more than 150 years of Tufts' achievements, societal contributions and outstanding alumni and faculty in concise entries. As a source of accurate factual information, the Encyclopedia can be used by anyone interested in the history of Tufts and of the people who have made it the unique institution it is.