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2010

Tufts Reception at the American Geophysical Union San Francisco Conference, Dec. 16, 2010
At this informal gathering presented in conjunction with the American Geophysical Union Conference in San Francisco, alumni met with the Dean of Engineering and networked with Tufts faculty, alumni, and others who are attended the AGU. Drinks and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Welcome remarks were given by Linda Abriola, Dean of the Tufts School of Engineering and Antje Danielson, Director of Tufts Institute for the Environment.

Tufts Today and Tomorrow: Green Technology and Alternative Energy, Oct. 21
Thank you to those alumni who joined us for a cocktail networking reception followed by presentations on green technology and alternative energy. The Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Tufts, Jim Stern (E72), discussed the strategic direction of Tufts and Tufts Engineering. Mr. Stern also took general questions about Tufts. A presentation was given by Timothy Lannin (E11), a senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Timothy has taught a course in the Experimental College at Tufts entitled “Modeling Alternative Energy: Engineering for Non-engineers.” In addition, in a project sponsored by LEGO, Timothy built a model city made of LEGOs to explore renewable energy uses.

Lyon & Bendheim Lecture, Oct. 20
As part of the Lyon & Bendheim Alumni Lecture Series, Pamela McNamara, E81, former President of U.S. Operations at Cambridge Consultants shared her experiences on how her time on the Hill influenced her exciting and successful career as a business leader.

Using LEGO Bricks to Re-Engineer STEM Learning
In this talk, Chris Rogers highlighted some of the work at Tufts' Center for Engineering Education and Outreach that has helped thousands of teachers on all continents bring engineering into the classroom. The Center combines research on how children (and their teachers) learn with engineering research in how to develop robotic systems that are easy to use yet very capable. This coupled with outreach efforts with teachers around the world has led to millions of students from kindergarten through college learning engineering with their hands.

Alumni Weekend Reception, May 22
Tufts School of Engineering hosted a special reception for engineering alumni on the Saturday of Alumni Weekend. Dean Linda Abriola opened the event with a presentation on recent events and developments at the school and following her remarks, guests explored the Visualization Wall and learned about the Tufts Engineering hybrid race car. Thank you to all alumni who were in attendance. It was great to see you there!

Engineering Alumni-Student Networking Night
Thank you to everyone who joined us for Tufts Engineering Alumni-Student Networking Night on Tuesday, March 2, 2010. Our students always enjoy the opportunity to practice their professional networking skills and meeting with alumni to hear about their varied career paths and life after Tufts.

2009

Tufts Solar Decathlon Team: Building a Green Home
On Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, members of the Tufts community enjoyed a tour of the completed solar house – a collaborative project between Tufts University and Boston Architectural College as part of the 2009 Solar Decathlon Competition in Washington, D.C.

Following a catered reception, faculty, staff, students and other alumni were treated to an informal review of the project's design and development process by the project team. Vincent Manno, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Provost, shared his reflections on the Solar Decathlon experience, as did Ted Landsmark, BAC President, Bill Moomaw, Director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at the Fletcher School, and Jeff Stein, Dean of the BAC School of Architecture and Dean.

Following the reception, guests participated in a guided tour of the Tufts Solar Decathlon team's completed "Curio House" on the Washington Mall. The crowd was excited and gave great feedback about the event, the team, the house, and Tufts! Many remarked on this impressive Tufts achievement and the wonderful new partnership with BAC.

For more information about the Curio House, go to http://www.livecurio.us.

Team Boston placed 15th overall in the competition. More information about how the team placed in the Solar Decathlon's 10 contests, visit the Team Boston page.

Brain Computer Interface: Communicating with Technology in the Future
On Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 the School of Engineering sponsored a Tufts alumni event entitled, "Brain-Computer Interface: Communicating with Technology in the Future." The event was hosted by Al Lee, E91, at the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology (FCAT) in Boston.

Attendees had the opportunity to take a guided tour of the offices of Fidelity's cutting-edge Center for Applied Technology. Current Tufts Engineering students, "The Nerd Girls" held a poster session at the event featuring their work on a solar car.

Welcome remarks were delivered by Tufts School of Engineering Associate Dean Eric Miller. Featured guest, Robert Jacob, Tufts University Professor of Computer Science, shared his recent work with next generation "reality-based user interfaces" and discussed the future of "brain-computer" interactions.