This past academic year, we welcomed two distinguished alumni
speakers to campus for our fall and spring Lyon & Bendheim Lectures:
Neil Blumenthal, A02, co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker, who
spoke about his socially conscious eyewear company and
A86, A17P, Creative Director, Reed Krakoff Collection, who discussed
his experience designing for iconic fashion houses such as Coach,
Ralph Lauren, and Anne Klein. In November, winners from the $100K New Ventures Competition
traveled to New York to pitch their early-stage ventures to local
alumni. In February, Kirk Loevner, E79, former Engineering Board of
Advisor member, hosted a donor–volunteer reception with alumni at
his home in San Francisco featuring Professor Linda M. Abriola. Other on-campus
events included the third Stephen and Geraldine Ricci
Interdisciplinary Prize Lecture, in which members from the
prize-winning team presented their project to create a wireless
device to monitor blood oxygen concentration in the brain. In April,
the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering hosted a
research symposium to honor the late
Professor Emeritus Gregory Botsaris.
Engineering Alumni Networking Night - Images by Tufts University
Epshteyn, former president of Tufts' Society of Women Engineers, now works
at Tampa's Draper Laboratory, studying cell metabolism and micro-fluidic
platforms that mimic the environment in which a cell exists.
"I get to meet with top experts in their fields and work with biologists,
chemists and other engineers. And it's so cool to know that what I'm doing is
going to directly help people," she says.
Travel with Tufts
Portrait of Italy
Dates: September 19 -
October 5, 2015
From the Amalfi Coast to Rome, through the Umbrian and Tuscan countryside to Venice, our leisurely tour includes ancient sites, contemporary life, priceless art, and beautiful natural scenery. We will begin in seaside Amalfi and visit the ruins at Pompeii, then continue to Rome and visit the Colosseum.