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Centennial Celebration and Upcoming Events

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One hundred years ago, UConn first offered a four-year engineering degree program. Now we’re celebrating the impressive strides we’ve made in that century. From a small program designed to support agriculture to a cutting edge school with exceptional academics and advanced facilities, UConn Engineering has had an outstanding journey. UConn has played an important part in engineering the present and crafting the future, from fighter planes and submarines used in World War II to state-of-the-art flexible sensors.

Below are some of the events we have planned around this important year.

School of Engineering Centennial Hockey Reception

Friday, February 26, 2016

The Huskies face New Hampshire at the XL Center. For more information about the reception, contact Nicole Nicholson at nnicholson@foundation.uconn.edu or 860-486-6545.

Centennial Academy of Distinguished Engineers Induction Ceremony

Thursday, April 28, 2016
By invitation only

UConn Engineering annually honors a small number of remarkable alumni whose career achievements are of the highest caliber and who inspire those around them through their ingenuity, leadership and vision. The 2016 Academy of Distinguished Engineers will be inducted during a festive evening dinner and ceremony with family, faculty and friends.

Centennial Engineering Alumni Reunion

Friday, April 29, 2016 | 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Rome Ballroom
Brief remarks will begin at 6 p.m.

All UConn Engineering alumni are invited to a special gathering celebrating our 100th anniversary and reflecting on our school’s history, journey and optimistic vision for our future. Current and emeriti faculty, senior students and friends of the school are also invited to mix & mingle while enjoying complimentary food and drink.

Register today to receive more information. For specific questions, contact Noreen Wall at noreen@engr.uconn.edu or 860-486-5394.

 Gadget Gurus Gala

Friday, November 4, 2016 | 6:30 p.m.
Marriot Downtown Hartford
Dinner & brief remarks will begin at 7 p.m.

UConn Engineering will put an exclamation point on our centennial celebrations at the Gadget Gurus Gala, an elegant black tie optional reception and dinner. Proceeds from the festivities will support 100 new undergraduate Engineering scholarships. This is an excellent opportunity to rekindle old relationships and generate new friendships, the gala will feature live & silent auctions with entertainment and brief remarks by university leadership. Multi-tiered corporate and private sponsorships are available.

Register today to receive more information. For specific inquires contact Nicole Nicholson at nnicholson@foundation.uconn.edu or 860-486-6545.