Assembly LXII

Engineering and Applied Science in Service to Society
Friday, April 25 - Saturday, April 26, 2003

Yale Engineering's 150th anniversary this year came at a time of renewed commitment under President Levin's leadership. This revival puts engineering at Yale at the forefront of exciting and innovative technologies of the 21st Century.

The weekend involved not only an overview of the status and prospects of Engineering at Yale, but also demonstrations and tours to allow AYA delegates to fully appreciate the scope of current teaching and research.






Friday, April 25, 2003

Delegates may register for Assembly LXII beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Rose Alumni House at 232 York Street.

Report from the Board of Governors and Introduction of Board of Governors Candidates
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Delegates will convene for a short report from the AYA Board of Governors. Immediately following the report, AYA Chair Philip Boyle '71 will introduce the eleven candidates standing for election for the AYA Board of Governors. You will find biographical information for each of the candidates on the ballot that you will receive when you register for the Assembly.

On the ballot will be the following eleven candidates (listed with delegate constituencies):

    Amy M.Bevilacqua '97 MBA (School of Management)
    Martin E.Cobern '74 PhD (Graduate School)
    Edgar P. DeVylder '67 (Yale Club of Stamford)
    Jocelyn S. Malkin '51 MD (School of Medicine)
    Thomas McCance, Jr. '55 (Yale Club of Berkshire County)
    Robert A. Mitchell '54 (Yale Club of Alaska)
    Kunduck Moon '76 (Class of 1976)
    Glenn E. Murphy, Jr. '71 (Yale Club of Boston)
    Stefanie Cordelia Nicholas '97 (Class of 1997)
    Martin L. Senzel '66, '69 JD (Class of 1966)
    Robert E. Steele '71 MPH, '75 PhD (Epidemiology and Public Health)

Yale Clubs Committee Meeting
Graduate School Alumni Association Meeting

10:15 - 11:45 a.m.
At this time, the Graduate School Alumni Association Executive Committee will hold its spring meeting, and all Graduate School delegates should attend. All other delegates should attend the Club Committee session to hear about, and offer suggestions on, a new online initiative, the "Club Officers Toolbox," which is an additional resource for Club volunteers. While the session will provide useful information for all attendees, it will be particularly informative for any club presidents who will be attending the Assembly.

Information Session Luncheon
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.
Delegates will be assigned to one of nine lunches at sites around campus. The lunches will hosted by University administrators who will provide an informal opportunity to learn about aspects of the University's operation. The format includes brief comments by the administrators as well as informal discussion with administrators and top departmental staff over lunch.

First Assembly Session
Introduction to the Assembly
What is Engineering? Why Engineering at Yale?

2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Assembly Co-Chairs Marta Moret '84 MPH and Martin Cobern '74 PhD will open the program with an overview of the Assembly. Then, the first topical session will begin with a plenary featuring two distinguished members of the Yale community. Paul Fleury, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Frederick W. Beinecke Professor of Engineering and Applied Physics, will describe engineering and its relationship to science and technology and will introduce the delegates to Yale's program. Provost Susan Hockfield, William Edward Gilbert Professor of Neurobiology and the first scientist in Yale's history to serve as Provost, will provide her perspective on the university's increased emphasis on science and engineering and its strategic implications for our future. Following the Provost, three undergraduates will briefly describe how they see Engineering as a part of their Yale education.

Following the opening addresses, a "fair" of booths featuring our Engineering departments and programs will be available so alumni can meet faculty and students working in Biomedical, Chemical, Electrical, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics.

Reception and Yale Medal Dinner
5:30 p.m.
The Yale Medal Dinner is a festive opportunity to honor both present and past recipients of Yale's highest award for service. The Yale Medal strives to honor those who serve Yale best, no matter what their area of service. This year's recipients will be Grant D. Esterling '51, '54 LLB, Joseph C. Fox '38, Rafael Porrata-Doria '77 JD, Donald F. Scharf '55, and John B. Stevens '37. The reception preceding the dinner will be co-sponsored by the Yale Science and Engineering Association.

Yale Philharmonia Concert
8:30 p.m.
Immediately following the conclusion of the Yale Medal Dinner, delegates and guests are invited to a concert by the Yale Philharmonia in Woolsey Hall. This will be a special concert featuring Robert Blocker, Dean of the Yale School of Music, as piano soloist in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3. The Philharmonia, under Lawrence Leighton Smith, will also perform what is perhaps Anton Bruckner's most popular work, his Symphony No. 4, subtitled "Romantic." Please see the registration form to obtain tickets to this exceptional concert.


Saturday, April 26, 2003

Continental Breakfast
7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
Continental breakfast will be available.

Presidential University Update
8:15 - 9:00 a.m.
Yale President Richard C. Levin '74 PhD will comment on engineering and applied science at Yale and provide a general update on University affairs.

Second Assembly Session
Tours and Open House
Research and Teaching Laboratories
9 a.m. - 12 noon
Tours and demonstrations will include both teaching and research laboratories, projects and demonstrations by students and faculty. Student projects - including robots, lasers, computer simulations, and solar cars - will illustrate the wizardry of modern engineering. Delegates will get a glimpse of research at the frontiers of the ultra-small (nanotechnology), the ultra-cold (quantum superconducting devices), and the ultra-fast (semiconductor electronics). Research on problems like water purification, catalytic conversion, clean combustion, brain surgery, tissue engineering, and drug delivery will also be described. A highlight will be a visit to the new Cedar Street Building which houses the world's finest facilities for medical imaging research - a fundamental element in Yale's Biomedical Engineering Program.

Community Service Summer Fellowship Luncheon
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
This annual luncheon in University Commons provides a special opportunity for alumni to honor the thirty-seven outstanding students who are this year fulfilling Yale's ongoing commitment to service. We will welcome the fellows who have been selected for community service placements in sixteen states, the District of Columbia, Toronto, Paris and Hong Kong. Some sponsoring club and class representatives will be present and many former fellows will also join us.

Final Assembly Session
Technology in a Liberal Education: Town Meeting
Engineering at Yale: Dean's Vision for the Future
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

The final session will begin with a Town Meeting in which a panel of Yale faculty will share their approaches to teaching technology to non-science majors and will share ideas gathered from the questionnaires submitted by Assembly delegates in advance of the gathering. A lively discussion involving all in attendance is expected.

Dean of Engineering Paul Fleury will then present his vision for the future of engineering and technology education at Yale.

Finally, Assembly Co-Chairs Martin Cobern '74 PhD and Marta Moret '84 MPH will close out this informative and interesting gathering.

Following the final session there will be an informal reception to allow delegates to discuss their impressions with members of the faculty and students, and ask questions.

Dinner in a Residential College and Undergraduate Theater Options
6:00 p.m.
For alumni and guests who choose to stay on in New Haven after the Assembly has closed, we are offering the opportunity to have dinner in one of the residential colleges, followed by one of three undergraduate theater productions.

For a listing of undergraduate theater options for Saturday night, please refer to the flyer that was enclosed in your registration packet. If you do not have the flyer, contact Alisa Masterson at the AYA at or by phone at 203-432-1947