50th Anniversary Celebration

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.

Event Archives

Main Event Slides - Review of ME today, teaching themes, research report, distinguished alumni award, and future initiatives and priorities

Photo Gallery - Gallery of images posted on Flickr from the BBQ gathering and the anniversary celebration

Poster Sessions - Posters from student capstone design projects and ME research groups

Presentation Videos

Schedule of Events

Welcome Reception

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Goleta Beach Park

Anniversary Celebration

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

12:00 p.m.  Welcome Remarks by College of Engineering Dean Rod Alferness
12:15 p.m.  Lunch Reception and Poster Sessions
2:00 p.m.  Welcome Remarks by UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang
2:10 p.m.  History Panel

3:00 p.m.  Alumni Perspectives "Careers in Mechanical Engineering"

4:15 p.m.  Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony, by Carl Meinhart
4:30 p.m. Concluding Remarks by Francesco Bullo
4:45 - 6:30 p.m.  Networking Reception

Organizing Committee