50th Anniversary Celebration, UCSB Mechanical Engineering


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

Welcome to the official webpage of the UCSB ME 50th Anniversary Celebration event!

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

  • Welcome and Introduction, 10:30am, by Kimberly Turner and Francesco Bullo

  • UCSB Mechanical Engineering Today, 10:45am-noon

    • State of the Department (20 mins) by Francesco Bullo

    • Teaching Themes (15 mins) by Brad Paden

    • Research Reports (40 mins):
      • 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

  • Lunch Reception and Poster Session, noon-2:00pm

  • History Panel, 2:00pm-2:40pm

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

    • Student Perspectives by Dave Messner, Greg Dahlen, Nora Dakessian, and special guests

  • Alumni Perspectives “Careers in Mechanical Engineering”, 2:40pm-4:00pm

    • 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

  • Concluding Remarks, 4:00pm-4:15pm

  • Networking Reception, 4:15pm-6:00pm

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