CSE alumni homecoming events

CSE alumni and friends are invited to the following CSE-hosted events during Homecoming Week. Questions, email csealumni@umn.edu.


Ski-U-Mah to Space: CSE Alumnae Discuss Their Careers at NASA

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022
Zoom webinar

CSE alumni and friends are invited to a special Homecoming Week webinar featuring a panel of CSE alumnae who will discuss their careers at NASA. Welcome and introductory remarks will be made by CSE Dean Andrew Alleyne, and there will be time for audience questions following the panel discussion.

The panel will feature:

  • Michele Brekke, Aerospace Engineering '75, M.S. Mechanics '77 — NASA's first woman flight director, Brekke currently serves as flight manager for the Boeing CST-100 Starliner missions to the International Space Station after retiring from NASA after a 37-year career;
  • Heather McDonald, Aerospace Engineering '92 — The first woman to serve as NASA's chief engineer for the International Space Station Program; and
  • Meagan Thompson, Geophysics '06 — Program executive at NASA Headquarters, where she co-leads the Planetary Science Research and Analysis programs, the Planetary Data Ecosystem, oversees the Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) coordination group, and is the former program executive for the Juno mission to Jupiter.


Department of Biomedical Engineering Homecoming Celebration

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Urban Growler Brewing Company

Join Biomedical Engineering department alumni to celebrate University of Minnesota Homecoming! Enjoy a free beer on us, hosted appetizers, and the chance to reconnect with former classmates, colleagues, instructors, and friends. ALL alumni of University of Minnesota BME programs (B.Bm.E., M.S., Ph.D.) are invited to attend!


CEMS Homecoming celebration

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022
9-10:30 a.m. Pre-Game Gathering

Amundson Hall

Meet us on the plaza outside Amundson Hall for guest check-in, continental breakfast, and football ticket pickup. (Please see the online link below, under "Costs," to purchase from the CEMS department ticket block.)

11 a.m. Homecoming Football Game
Huntington Bank Stadium (formerly TCF Bank Stadium)

CEMS alumni and friends are invited for continental breakfast on the plaza at Amundson Hall and a Gopher football game as part of the CEMS Homecoming celebration. Cheer on the Golden Gophers at the Homecoming football game from section 207 (chair-back seats!) with CEMS alumni and friends as the team takes on the Purdue University Boilermakers.

$75 per person (face value of the football ticket alone is $100) and includes CEMS mittens, continental breakfast, and game ticket for a chair-back seat in section 207.
 Registration deadline: Sept. 16, 2022 or while supplies last. All ticket sales are final and refunds will not be issued.


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