Centennial Events

front-page-graphic-5In celebration of the School of Engineering Centennial, we’ve planned these events to engage our alumni, friends, students and community. Please join us in celebrating this very special occasion! Check back periodically for more information.

Engineering Centennial Lecture Series – Michael Townsend (2016 Forbes 30 under 30) 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Oak Hall Room 101 from 12:20 – 1:20pm.  By Invitation Only.

Mike Townsend (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, ‘08)

Co-Founder and COO, HomeHero

After graduation, Mike Townsend took a job as a design engineer at Brookstone Inc., moving to Singapore. Later, he moved to Los Angeles to help design radar systems for military-grade unmanned aerial vehicles as a mechanical engineer at ITT Corp. in Los Angeles.  As his career evolved, he became active in the payment industry, founding ZingCheckout, one of the first web-based point-of-sale systems in 2010, and Flowtab, a mobile payment app for the nightlife industry in 2011.  In 2014, he launched HomeHero in Santa Monica, CA, a marketplace and technology platform created with the aim of helping families manage senior care and distribute personalized healthcare technology in the home.

Gadget Gurus Gala

Friday, November 11, 2016 | 6:30 p.m.

Marriot Downtown Hartford

Dinner & brief remarks will begin at 7 p.m.

UConn Engineering will celebrate our 100th anniversary and mark the launch of the Centennial Scholarship with an elegant black tie optional reception and dinner. An excellent opportunity to rekindle old relationships and generate new friendships, the gala will feature live & silent auctions with entertainment and brief remarks by university leadership. Multi-tiered corporate and private sponsorships are available.

Register today to receive more information. Questions? Contact Nicole Nicholson at nnicholson@foundation.uconn.edu or 860-486-6545

Previous Events

School of Engineering Centennial Hockey Reception

Friday, February 26, 2016

Questions? Contact Nicole Nicholson at nnicholson@foundation.uconn.edu or 860-486-6545

Engineering Centennial Lecture Series – Dipayan Ghosh (2016 Forbes 30 under 30)

April 11, 2016

Laurel Hall, room 101 | 9- 10 a.m.

Dipayan Ghosh recently moved to Facebook, where he works in privacy and public policy. Before joining Facebook, he was a technology and economic policy advisor at the White House advising on issues including spectrum innovation, Internet and cyber policy, consumer privacy and protection, and educational technology. He is a postdoctoral scholar at Berkeley’s School of Information, and fellow at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University. At UConn, Dipayan was an Honors Program student and minored in math, economics, and nanotechnology as a University Scholar. Prior, he received a PhD in electrical engineering and computer science at Cornell University.

Open to all

Centennial Academy of Distinguished Engineers Induction Ceremony

Thursday, April 28, 2016

By Invitation Only

UConn Engineering annually honors a small number of remarkable alumni whose career achievements are of the highest caliber and who inspire those around them through their ingenuity, leadership and vision. The 2016 Academy of Distinguished Engineers will be inducted during a festive evening dinner and ceremony with family, faculty and friends.

Engineering Centennial Lecture Series – Dr. Kartik Chandran 

Friday, April 29, 2016 | 11:15 a.m. – noon

Castleman Building, Room 212

Kartik Chandran is Professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia University, where he 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. Prof. 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.

Open to All

Centennial Engineering Alumni Reunion

Friday, April 29, 2016 | 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Rome Ballroom

Brief remarks will begin at 6 p.m.

All UConn Engineering alumni are invited to a special gathering celebrating our 100th anniversary year and reflecting on our school’s history, journey and optimistic vision for our future. Current and emeriti faculty, senior students and friends of the school are also invited to mix & mingle while enjoying complimentary food and drink.

RSVP today to attend. Questions? Contact Noreen Wall at noreen@engr.uconn.edu or 860-486-5394

Oak Hall Room 101 from 12:20 – 1:20pm.  By Invitation Only.

  • Engineering Emeriti & Retired Faculty Holiday Luncheon – Nov. 15, 2015
  • Electric Boat/UConn Alumni Networking Reception – Nov. 19, 2015
  • School of Engineering Centennial Winter Tailgate (Georgetown-UConn Game)