The College of Science and Engineering Golden Medallion Society honors alumni who have reached the 50th anniversary of their graduation.
Reconnect, Reflect, and Reminisce
Friday, May 10, 2013
University of Minnesota
College of Science and Engineering
The Golden Medallion Society honors University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering (formerly the Institute of Technology) alumni who have reached the 50th anniversary of their graduation. With each passing year, all members of the Golden Medallion Society are invited back to campus to celebrate with new society members. Be sure to bring your medallion if you’ve previously been inducted.
At this event, you will have an opportunity to talk with University President Eric W. Kaler (ChemE Ph.D. ’82). You will also catch up with classmates, reconnect with faculty, and take a look ahead—at new initiatives, exciting research, and the students of today as they become the leaders of tomorrow.
Online registration is now closed.
If you would still like to attend the 2013 Golden Medallion Society Reunion, please contact Ann Terry at email@example.com or 612-626-1802.
Schedule of Events
Friday, May 10, 2013 — All day
Registration—TCF Bank Stadium, M Club Room (use Benton County entrance)
Optional Stadium Tour
Department-hosted presentations—Choose from one of the following:
- Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Perry Leo, Professor and Associate Department Head, will give a department overview.
Ellad B. Tadmor, Professor
“Why Things Break: From Atoms to Airplanes”
- Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Frank Bates, Professor and Department Head, will give a department overview.
David J. Flannigan, Assistant Professor
"Materials Science at the Space-Time Limit"
- Department of Civil Engineering
Joseph Labuz, Professor and Department Head, will give a department overview.
Paige Novak, Professor
"Estrogen Pollution: From Soy Milk to Biofuels to Fish Effects"
- Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
David Lilja, Professor and Department Head, will give a department overview.
Professor Lilja will be joined by members of the student group, Tesla Works.
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
Uwe Kortshagen, Professor and Department Head, will give a department overview.
Professor Kortshagen will be joined by Professor Will Durfee and several ME capstone design project student teams.
Lunch with University President Eric W. Kaler and College of Science and Engineering Dean Steven L. Crouch, TCF Bank Stadium, Indoor Club Room. Join President Eric W. Kaler for an update on the University.
Breakout session 1—Choose from one of the following presentations:
- "Engineering the Brain”
Bin He, Professor and Director of the Institute for Engineering in Medicine
Professor He will discuss how his engineering and imaging research interfaces with the human brain. Intended therapeutic applications of Professor He's research include better treatment of epileptic seizure, helping disabled by artificial limbs, and treatment of various neurological and mental disorders including movement disorders, depression, and pain.
- “Reinventing the CSE Undergraduate Experience”
Lind Hall Renovation Tour and Presentation
A warm, welcoming environment. A convenient, central location. A home away from home. Come see the newly renovated Lind Hall (Main Engineering) and learn about all that this space offers to students.
Breakout session 2—Choose from one of the following presentations:
- "Surgical Robotics: Using Engineering to Solve Healthcare Challenges"
Timothy M. Kowalewski, the Richard and Barbara Nelson Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
This talk will review the incursion of surgical robotics into the operating room and highlight examples of how they enable us to use engineering methods to solve problems in healthcare.
- "Shouts and Murmurs: Listening to Earth's Seismic Waves"
Justin Revenaugh, Professor of Earth Sciences
The frequency of seismic waves is generally far too low to be audible to humans. That's a shame, because the Earth produces a huge variety of sounds, from the beguiling songs of tremoring volcanoes to the gunfight "ka-pow ka-pow" of earthquake aftershocks. In this talk, University of Minnesota seismologist Justin Revenaugh will discuss the causes of some of Earth's most interesting sounds, which he will play at high speed making them audible.
Free time to explore campus and attend department graduation receptions.
Reunion picnic, Mariucci Arena, Club Room.