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To celebrate 100 years of chemical engineering in 2019 and 50 years of materials science in 2020, the department held reunion activities on June 21-22, 2019, which included an alumni symposium, happy hour event, tours of research labs, social activities, and a celebration dinner.
Dr. Erica T. Lilleodden (MSE '96) served as the 36th George T. Piercy Distinguished Visiting Professor in 2020.
A devoted and generous alumnus, George T. Piercy graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in chemical engineering in 1938. He established the George T. Piercy Distinguished Professorship of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science in 1987. Recipients of that visiting professorship have included academic and industry leaders from across the world.
The 2019 CEMS Homecoming Celebration further highlighted the CEMS Centennial & Jubilee milestones. Guests participated in the "Next 100" Challenge and conducted experiments, toured research labs, tested their knowledge of CEMS history and alumni inventions, and showcased their CEMS pride. Then, the group cheered on the Golden Gophers at the Homecoming football game versus the University of Illinois.
CEMS students, faculty, staff, and alumni participated in the U of M Day of Service on September 28, 2019. CEMS partnered with Hennepin County and City of Champlin foresters for a community tree planting along the pond in Doris A. Kemp Park.