Engineering Centennial Events on Friday, April 29th

Join us for our Alumni Reunion & Engineering Reception April 29!

Michael Neumann, The Stuart and Joan Sidney Professor of Mathematics. Photos by Daniel Buttrey

planning the future remembering the past

We’re 100 years old, and looking fabulous!  Help us celebrate this historic milestone marking the inception of our four-year degree program at the Centennial Alumni Reunion & Engineering Reception on Friday, April 29th

All alumni, current & emeriti faculty members, Class of 2016 & graduate students, staff and friends of UConn Engineering and their guests will join together to reflect on our history, journey and bold vision for our future.  Colored Mardi Gras lanyards and signage in Rome Ballroom will make it easy for you to locate your department affiliation and fellow graduates.

Mix & mingle while enjoying complimentary libations and hors d’oeuvres, UConn Dairy Bar ice cream, a visit by Jonathan the Husky, and an a capella performance by Completely Different Note.  Everyone attending will be entered into a drawing to win two free tickets to the UConn Engineering Gadget Gurus Gala at the Marriott Downtown Hartford on Friday, November 11, 2016 – a $500 value.

The reception begins at 4:30pm with brief remarks scheduled at 6pm.  Get the party started now – reach out to your old classmates and colleagues, inviting them to join you.  The more, the merrier!

Come early if you can to visit our Senior Design exhibits from 1:30-4pm in Gampel Pavilion.

There is no charge for this event, but you must RSVP at no later than Monday, April 25th.

Questions?  Contact Noreen Wall at 860.486.5394


Kartik Chandran headshot 020216Also on April 29, Kartik Chandran (Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, ’99), the associate professor of earth and environmental engineering at Columbia University, will speak as part of our Engineering Centennial Lecture series. He will be in Castleman, room 212 from 11:15 a.m. to noon.

A 2015 MacArthur Fellow, Kartik Chandran leads the Columbia University biomolecular environmental science program and the wastewater treatment and climate change program.  Under his stewardship, the research directions of biological wastewater treatment and biological nitrogen removal were established for the first time ever in the history of Columbia University.  Dr. Chandran is keenly interested in developing novel models for sustainable sanitation and wastewater treatment, with a specific focus on managing the global nitrogen cycle and linking it to the carbon cycle, the food cycle, the water cycle and the energy cycle.  Dr. Chandran is a 2016 UConn Engineering Academy of Distinguished Engineers inductee.