Golden Medallion Society

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CSE Virtual Golden Medallion Society Reunion
Thursday, May 6, 2021

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The College of Science and Engineering Golden Medallion Society honors alumni who have reached the 50th anniversary of their graduation. Each May, as new members are inducted into the society, existing members are invited back to join the celebration.

While we are unable to gather on campus for this year’s Golden Medallion Society Reunion, we look forward to virtually reuniting with you in 2021! Catch up with classmates, hear college updates from Dean Kaveh, and take a look ahead at new initiatives, innovative research, and the students of today as they become the leaders of tomorrow. 

If we have not previously inducted you into the Golden Medallion Society, we will do so during the event and, with pre-registration, you will receive a commemorative medallion.

This event is complimentary, but requires pre-registration. We will post a registration link and full details on this page in March.

If you have questions, please e-mail us at

The safety and well-being of our entire community, including event attendees, is a top priority for the College of Science and Engineering and the University of Minnesota. While you likely didn’t predict reuniting with fellow alumni in 2021 via screens, we hope to continue the festivities in your honor in person in 2022!

In the meantime, here are a few science and technology predictions for this decade that didn’t come to fruition:

  • Personal helicopters “small enough to land on your lawn” will serve as “simple, practical, foolproof” modes of transportation. (Popular Mechanics)
  • Every road and street in America will be replaced by a network of pneumatic tubes. (Popular Mechanics)
  • Inches-deep rooftop lakes will be commonly utilized for air-conditioning homes and offices. (Popular Mechanics)
  • Houses will be able to fly by 2020. (Arthur C. Clarke, author of 2001: A Space Odyssey) 
  • The “unnecessary” letters C, X, and Q will no longer exist in our everyday alphabet. (John Elfreth Watkins Jr., Smithsonian curator of mechanical technology)