The UC Santa Barbara Department of Mechanical Engineering celebrated its 50th anniversary with a two-day social and retrospective event, October 24 - 25, 2014. We invite our community, alumni, and friends to save this page as a resource for event photos and presentation slides available from the program.
Main Event Slides - Review of ME today, teaching themes, research report, distinguished alumni award, and future initiatives and priorities
Poster Sessions - Posters from student capstone design projects and ME research groups
Schedule of Events
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Goleta Beach Park
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., UCSB Engineering Science Building
10:45 a.m. Welcome by Kimberly Turner
10:50 a.m. UCSB Mechanical Engineering Today
11:30 a.m. 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
- Department History by John Bruch, Gene Lucas, Bob Odette, and Kimberly Turner
- Student Perspectives by Dave Messner, Greg Dahlen, and Nora Dakessian
3:00 p.m. Alumni Perspectives "Careers in Mechanical Engineering"
- Mihailo Jovanovic, Professor, University of Minnesota
- Kevin Ness, Founder & CTO, 10X Technologies, Pleasanton, CA
- Stephen Neushul, Founder & CEO, iCRco, Goleta, CA
- Shawnee Oren, Deanna Hearth, and Jesi Vasquez, staff coordinators
- Francesco Bullo, Bassam Bamieh, and Carl Meinhart, faculty coordinators
- John Loftus, Associate Director, UCSB Alumni Association
- Brandon Mowery, Director of Development, UCSB Office of Development
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