Tufts Gordon Institute students posing for picture beneath "2022" balloons

Tufts Gordon Institute Year in Review - 2022

Take a look back at the events, stories, and milestones that made 2022 our greatest year yet.

The past year was filled with new developments for Tufts Gordon Institute, new milestones for the Derby Entrepreneurship Center at Tufts, and a plethora of new achievements for our students. Join us on a trip down memory lane as we celebrate the story of 2022.

MS in Engineering Management Program Director and Professor of the Practice Sam Liggero with MSEM student Lauren Fraser

Tufts Gordon Institute Launches Enhancements to MS in Engineering Management Program

The year began with the launch of our enhanced MS in Engineering Management (MSEM) program. The redesigned program offers best-in-class online learning with increased flexibility and convenience for working professionals, all while building upon the program’s award-winning legacy.

Group photo of MS in Engineering Management students at an Immersive Experience

MS in Engineering Management Students Engage in Immersive Experiences

An integral part of the enhanced MSEM is the Immersive Experience, an opportunity for online students to visit Tufts campus for a weekend-long deep dive with faculty, guest speakers, and their peers focused on topics such as leadership and innovation. Tufts Gordon Institute hosted three Immersive Experiences in 2022, with more to come!

Students presenting their Innovation Sprint venture

MS in Innovation & Management Students Make an Impact Through Innovation Sprints

While our MSEM students were gaining new insights at Immersive Experiences, MS in Innovation & Management students were similarly immersed in their Innovation Sprint ventures. Students presented their Innovation Sprints, ranging from medical devices to STEAM education, to industry-expert judges at the end of the semester to demonstrate how they are making an impact in industries across the world.

MSIM students engaged in classroom discussion

Tufts Gordon Institute’s New Minor Builds Firm Foundations for Future Leaders

This year also saw the launch of the Foundations for Future Leadership Minor, which gives Tufts students an important baseline of skills and knowledge while opening the doorway to a world of leadership and innovation.

Ideas Competition Winners (left to right): Joel Omolade (ShapeUp), Theo Henry (Tylt), Gaby Ackermann-Logan (Equiballot), Katie Furey (Equiballot), Ruti Ejangue (Yummy Greens), Ayia Elsadig (Malikat Project)

Tufts Entrepreneurs Pitch Big Ideas for Big Problems

In addition to building their leadership skills, Tufts students were also gaining valuable entrepreneurial experience through competitions hosted by the Derby Entrepreneurship Center at Tufts. At this year’s Ideas Competition, students across the Tufts ecosystem competed for cash prizes by tackling problems worth solving.

Montle Prize 2022 Award Winners (from left): Theo Henry, Paloma Velasco, Artem Dinh

Recipients of 2022 Montle Prize Announced

Students are constantly applying the entrepreneurial experience they gained through competing, and the Montle Prize for Entrepreneurial Achievement recognizes the outstanding entrepreneurial passion, knowledge, and skills of such students.

$100k New Ventures Competition winners graphic

Annual $100k New Ventures Competition Drives Entrepreneurial Mindset

In its 19th year, the Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition welcomed 14 teams to the finals across three tracks: general technology, healthcare and life science, and social impact.

Demo Day

Tufts Entrepreneurs Give Their Perfect Pitch

One way students develop their ventures and bring their ideas to life is the Tufts Venture Accelerator. For six teams of aspiring Tufts entrepreneurs, over two months of hard work in the summer heat culminated in the Tufts Venture Accelerator 2022 Demo Day.

Headshot of Alan Hartman & Earle Yaffa, Kim

$1.2 Million Gift Propels Tufts Venture Accelerator, Ensuring Access and Equity

To support opportunities for all students to dedicate themselves to their passions through the Tufts Venture Accelerator, Earle Yaffa, Kim & Alan Hartman, and the Joseph H. Flom Foundation gifted $1.2 million to the Derby Entrepreneurship Center. Their generosity ensures another decade of equity-free awards for students and the continued growth of the Tufts Venture Accelerator.

Pre-college students gathered for photo on staircase of Joyce Cummings Center

Tufts Thinks Big, Bringing Entrepreneurship to Students from Across the World

However, the Derby Entrepreneurship Center at Tufts' efforts in entrepreneurial education reach beyond the Tufts population. Pre-college students were invited to learn about new venture creation and solving big problems through entrepreneurship in a two-week summer program at Tufts.

The Derby Entrepreneurship Center and Tufts Gordon Institute team accepted the Excellence in Curriculum Innovation in Entrepreneurship Award at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

Derby Entrepreneurship Center at Tufts Receives Award for Innovative Curriculum

These ceaseless efforts of the Derby Entrepreneurship Center at Tufts to expand access to entrepreneurial education at Tufts University were recognized with the Excellence in Curriculum Innovation in Entrepreneurship Award the Center received on June 16 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

Data Privacy and Protection: Keynote Debate

Keynote Debate Series Brings Together Experts to Discuss Topical Issues

To continue engaging our worldwide community of innovators and leaders, Tufts Gordon Institute hosted a series of live discussion panels featuring industry experts to debate fascinating topics ranging from cryptocurrency to environmental impact, including an upcoming event on data privacy.

Tufts Gordon Institute students posing for picture beneath "2022" balloons

Tufts Gordon Institute Celebrates 30th Anniversary

This year was special not only because of the achievements of our students, staff, and faculty, but because it marked Tufts Gordon Institute's 30th Anniversary! To celebrate our 30th Anniversary and commemorate the success of our recent graduates, Tufts Gordon Institute held an in-person celebration for students, alumni, faculty, and advisors.

Annual Reports 2022

Tufts Gordon Institute and Derby Entrepreneurship Center Release Annual Reports

To officially review all of the exciting developments and growth 2022 had in store, Tufts Gordon Institute and the Derby Entrepreneurship Center at Tufts proudly presented their 2022 Annual Reports, reflecting on a year full of growth, innovation, and celebration.

Thank you for 4000 followers!

Tufts Gordon Institute LinkedIn Reaches 4000 Followers

In the final hours of the year, we reached yet another milestone and a promising note to begin the new year on. Thanks to the support of our worldwide community of leaders with heart, the Tufts Gordon Institute LinkedIn page marked the end of 2022 by reaching 4000 followers.