50th Anniversary Celebration, UCSB Mechanical Engineering


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

  • Main Event Slides: including ME Today, Teaching Themes, Research Report, Distinguished Alumni Award, Future Initiatives and Priorities

  • Pictures and recorded talks 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