In the National Academy of Engineering's book, The Engineer of 2020: Visions of Engineering in the New Century, leadership is one of the attributes of the engineer of 2020. The NAE says that "engineers must understand the principles of leadership and be able to practice them . . . as their careers advance. At Rice, we are committed to equipping our students with an understanding of leadership as they enter their careers, ready to lead teams and inspire others. The Rice Center for Engineering Leadership works to develop students to become inspiring leaders, exceptional team members, effective communicators and bold entrepreneurs.