2002 - Engineering

Engineering the Future: A Sesquicentennial Symposium
October 18-20, 2002

Renew old friendships and see the renaissance in Yale Engineering. All engineering alumni (graduate and undergraduate) are invited.







Friday, October 18

9:00 am – 7:00 pm


Rose Alumni House
232 York Street (between Chapel and Elm Streets)

Short-term parking will be available on York Street in front of Rose Alumni House
(look for bagged meters)
Pre-Symposium Events

1:00 pm & 2:30 pm

Special tours

Special one-hour guided tours will be offered at 1:00 and 2:30 pm

Yale Art Gallery collection of American art
Yale Collection of Musical Instruments
Walking tour of Science Hill building projects
Bus tour of new campus buildings and renovations
Grove Street Cemetery walking tour – graves of scientists and engineers


Opening Session    
Law School Auditorium
4:00 pm

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Paul A. Fleury
Dean, Yale Faculty of Engineering
Frederick W. Beinecke Professor of Engineering and Applied Physics

4:15 pm   

Engineering's Role in Yale's Fourth Century

Alison F. Richard
Provost of the University
Franklin Muzzy Crosby Professor of the Human Environment, and Professor of Anthropology

4:30 pm

Past, Present and Future of Yale Engineering

Paul A. Fleury
Dean, Yale Faculty of Engineering
Frederick W. Beinecke Professor of Engineering and Applied Physics

5:15 pm

Q & A Opportunity with Department and Program Chairs

Applied Physics
A. Douglas Stone, Department Chair

Biomedical Engineering
James S. Duncan, Program Director

Chemical Engineering
John Y. Walz, Department Chair

Electrical Engineering
Tso-Ping Ma '74 PhD, Department Chair

Environmental Engineering
Menachem Elimelech, Program Director

Mechanical Engineering
Marshall Long '80 PhD, Department Chair

5:45 pm    


University Commons

7:00 pm   


University Commons


Saturday, October 19

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Panel Sessions (Concurrent)

(1) Engineering and Diverse Careers


Roman Kuc
Yale University

Bryan Rogers ’63 BE
Dean of School of Art & Design,
University of Michigan

Calvin Sims ’85 BA
Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow,
Council on Foreign Relations

Richard Thornburgh ’54 BE
Former Governor of Pennsylvania
Chairman, State Science and Technology Institute

Eugene Trinh ’78 PhD
Director, Microgravity Research Division, NASA
Space Shuttle Astronaut

(2) Biotechnology


W. Mark Saltzman
Yale University

John Frenz ’83 PhD
Director of Manufacturing, Genentech

Don Hudson ’55 BE
Former President of Angio Oncology, Consultant

Steven Lowen ’84 BS
Principal Associate, Brain Imaging Center and Developmental Biopsychiatry Research Program, McLean Hospital

(3) Technology Transfer: Research to Product


Mitchell Smooke
Yale University

Atul Goel ’83 PhD
R & D Manager, Intelligent Test Solutions,
Agilent Technologies

John Morrell ’86 MS
Lead Dynamics Engineer for the Segway™
Human Transporter, Segway LLC

Julia Phillips ’81 PhD
Director of Physical and Chemical Research,
Sandia National Laboratories

Richard Ralston ’71 PhD
Associate Head of the Solid State Division,
MIT Lincoln Laboratory

10:15 am – 10:45 am

Coffee break

10:45 am -noon

Panel Sessions

(4) Energy and Environmental Technologies

Robert Grober
Yale University

William Acker ’89 PhD
President, Mechanical Technology Inc.

Anne Davies ’72 PhD
Director, Office of Fusion Energy Sciences,
U.S. Department of Energy

Richard Thornburgh ’54 BE
Former Governor of Pennsylvania
Chairman, State Science and Technology Institute

Robert Gallagher ’72 PhD
Manager, Industry and Combustion Processes,
Sandia National Laboratories

(5) Paths to Entrepreneurial Success


Jerry Woodall
Yale University

Larry Bunin, ’91 BS
General Manager, Handshake Dynamics

Vincent Coates ’46 BE
CEO, Nanometrics

Eric Fossum ’84 PhD
Consultant to Micron, formerly of Photobit

Shermann Min ’92 BS, ’94 MS
Director, Software Engineering, Instill Corporation

(6) Information Technology


Tso-Ping Ma ’74 PhD
Yale University

Paul Bosco ’84 MS
Vice President, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Yo-Sung Cho ’68 PhD
President and CEO, Netlinc Technologies

Jack McCredie ’62 BE, ’64 MEng
Chief Information Officer, University of
California, Berkeley

John Vester ’92 MS
Vice President of Operations,
Xerox Global e-business & Teleweb Channel
12:15 pm – 1:45 pm


Locations to be announced

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Open House and Lab Visits

Becton, Dunham and Mason Labs

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Student Debate Finals

Topic: Energy Technologies, Security and Sustainability

Davies Auditorium

7:00 pm


Luce Hall

8:00 pm


Donaldson Commons


Sunday, October 20

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Panel Session

Davies Auditorium

(7) Challenges to Engineering Education


D. Allan Bromley
Yale University

Lance Haworth ’70 PhD
Executive Officer, Division of Materials Research
National Science Foundation

Michael H. Jordan ’57 BE
Former CEO, PepsiCo International
Former CEO, CBS Corporation
Chairman, Luminant Worldwide Corporation

Judson King ’56 BE
Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic
Affairs,University of California

David Mindell ’88 BS, ’88 BA
Dibner Associate Professor, History of
Manufacturing & Technology, MIT

10:30 am – noon   

Open House, Lab Tours, Informal Discussions

Becton, Dunham and Mason Laboratories

11:30 am – 1:o0 pm

Farewell Brunch

Law School Dining Room