50th Anniversary Celebration, UCSB Mechanical Engineering


Department of Mechanical Engineering
UC Santa Barbara
50th Anniversary Celebration
Friday and Saturday, October 24th and 25th, 2014

Pictures, slides and more mementos will be soon posted here – Thank you for attending and thank you for your ongoing interest!

Welcome Reception, Friday October 24th

Time/Place: 4:00pm-7:00pm, Goleta Beach Park, Site Area A

  • 50th Anniversary BBQ

Program of Events, Saturday October 25th

Time/Place: 10:30am-6:00pm, Engineering Science Building, Room 1001, UCSB campus

  • 10:45am-10:50am Welcome by Kimberly Turner

  • 10:50am UCSB Mechanical Engineering Today

    • 10:50am-11:10am State of the Department by Francesco Bullo

    • 11:10am-11:25am Teaching Themes by Brad Paden

    • 11:30am-12:00pm Research Reports:
      • BioEngineering and Systems Biology by Megan Valentine
      • Computational Science and Engineering by Frederic Gibou
      • Control and Dynamical Systems by Igor Mezic
      • Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences by Eckart Meiburg
      • Solid Mechanics, Materials, and Structures by Glenn Beltz
      • Micro/Nano Science and Engineering by Sumita Pennathur

  • 12:00pm-12:15pm: Welcome Remarks, by Dean Rod Alferness

  • 12:15pm-2:00pm Lunch Reception and Poster Session

  • 2:00pm-2:10pm: Welcome Remarks, by Chancellor Henry Yang

  • 2:10pm-3:00pm History Panel

    • Department History by John Bruch, Gene Lucas, Bob Odette and Kimberly Turner

    • Student Perspectives by Dave Messner, Greg Dahlen, Nora Dakessian

  • 3:00pm-4:15pm Alumni Perspectives “Careers in Mechanical Engineering”

    • Keynote Speaker: Mihailo Jovanovic, Professor, University of Minnesota

    • Keynote Speaker: Kevin Ness, Founder & CTO, 10X Technologies, Pleasanton, CA

    • Keynote Speaker: Stephen Neushul, Founder & CEO, iCRco, Goleta, CA

  • 4:15pm-4:30pm ME Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony, by Carl Meinhart

  • 4:30pm-4:45pm Concluding Remarks, by Francesco Bullo

  • 4:45pm-6:30pm Networking Reception

UCSB Parents and Family Weekend, Oct 24-26, 2014

Parents & Family Weekend is a campus-wide event created just for UC Santa Barbara families to explore the campus and our community. More Information Here Several events may be of interest to ME Alumni; here are three fun ones (events and times are subject to change):

  • LEGO© Robot Rats, 10:30am-11:15am, Friday, October 24th, Flying A Room, UCen, UCSB

  • College of Engineering Student Presentations, 2:00PM - 3:00PM, Friday, October 24th, Engineering Science Building Room 1001, UCSB

  • UCSB Men’s Soccer v. Cal Poly, 7:00PM - 11:00PM, Friday, October 24th, Harder Stadium