Thayer School Alumni Weekend

Friday, May 1, 2015—Sunday, May 3, 2015

Thayer School of Engineering

Thayer Alumni Weekend

A weekend for all Dartmouth engineering alumni, faculty, and friends to visit, connect, reminisce, and see what's new. Save the date and reserve your lodging now!

Registration and fee required for event attendance. We will email you when registration goes live.

Preliminary Schedule

All activities are subject to change.

Friday, May 1, 2015

9:00am–4:00pm
Thayer Engineering at Dartmouth: A Retrospective

Rauner Special Collections Library
Take a look into Thayer School’s 148 year history and learn how engineering at Dartmouth evolved through the decades. Items include student projects, maps, personal correspondence, and special artifacts.

1:00–8:00pm
Registration and Information Center

Check in to receive your name tag and alumni weekend materials.

2:00–3:00pm
Tour of Thayer School

Meet at Reception desk, MacLean
Guided by engineering students — tour Thayer’s project and research labs, visit the wall of inventions, and say hello to profs along the way. Children welcome.

3:30–4:30pm
Jones Seminar: Special Edition
Topic: Energy

Alumni and faculty panel discussion
Moderated by Dean Joseph J. Helble
Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall
Refreshments will be available.

5:00–6:30pm
“Friday Beers” A Welcome Reception

Tent, Cummings front lawn
The tradition lives on! Connect with fellow alumni, Thayer faculty, and students.
Sponsored by the Dartmouth Society of Engineers.

5:00–5:45pm
Design Thinking: Kick-off Meeting

Zaleski Auditorium, MacLean B01
This session is the start to our four-hour workshop led by Peter J. Robbie, Associate Professor of Engineering with special guests: Brian Mason ’03 Th’04, ’05, Director, Medical Products at IDEO; Elizabeth Gerber ’98, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University.
For registered participants only.

6:30–9:30 pm
Welcome BBQ Dinner

Tent, Cummings front lawn
Featuring entertainment by alumni musicians

Saturday, May 2, 2015

8:00am–5:00pm
Registration and Information Center

Check in to receive your name tag and alumni weekend materials.

7:30–9:00am
Continental breakfast

GlycoFi Atrium, MacLean

9:00am–noon
Back to Class with Thayer Faculty

Join faculty for engaging presentations that share cutting edge breakthroughs in the fields of energy, medicine, and systems. Q & A to follow each session. Professors to be announced.

9:00am–noon
Design Thinking Workshop

Couch Project Lab, MacLean
In this special four-hour workshop for alumni and students, you’ll experience the methods and processes of design thinking. Hands-on activities in design research, need-finding, ideation, and creative problem-solving will take you from initial user insights to a concept of a potential solution. You’ll leave with a new way of creative problem solving and an understanding of how human-centered design can drive innovation.
PRESENTERS
• Professor Peter Robbie ’69
• Brian Mason ’03, Th’05—Director of Medical Products, IDEO
• Liz Gerber ’98—Breed Junior Professor of Design, Northwestern; Faculty Founder, Design for America (confirmation pending)
For registered participants only.

9:00–11:30am
ENGS 4 Kids

Location TBD
Children will participate in hands-on projects and activities.
Drop your child off or stay for the fun! Projects are designed by age and are student led.
Morning snack will be provided.

9:00am–3:00pm
Thayer Engineering at Dartmouth: A Retrospective

Rauner Special Collections Library
Take a look into Thayer School’s 148 year history and learn how engineering at Dartmouth evolved through the decades. Items include student projects, maps, personal correspondence, and special artifacts.

10:00am–5:00pm
Montshire Museum of Science

Route 5, Norwich, VT
Visit with your children and experience hands-on science and fascinating exhibits at this award-winning science museum. Please mention “Thayer School Alumni Weekend” for complimentary admission. Shuttle transportation available.

11:00am–noon
Tour of Thayer School

Meet at Reception desk, GlycoFi Atrium, MacLean
Guided by engineering students — tour Thayer’s project and research labs, visit the wall of inventions, and say hello to profs along the way. Children welcome.

Noon–1:30pm
Lunch

Tent, Cummings front lawn

2:00–3:00pm
State of the School by Dean Joseph J. Helble

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

3:00pm
Alumni and Friends Group Photo

Steps in front of Murdough

3:30–4:30pm
Student Project Showcase

GlycoFi Atrium, MacLean
Join our Thayer engineering students and learn about their project innovations.
Refreshments available.

3:30–4:30pm
Be an Engineer! Make a Souvenir!

Parents and children, join us for hands-on engineering fun!
Sessions led by engineering students.

4:00–5:00pm
Thayer Group Gatherings

Connect with students and alumni, network, and learn more about each program. All are welcome.

6:00–9:30pm
Reception and Dinner

Alumni Hall, Hopkins Center
Adults only—see below for the children’s program.

Children’s Dinner and Movie (age 5 and older)
Faculty Lounge, Hopkins Center
Contact Jennifer Seiler (Jennifer.Seiler@dartmouth.edu) for individual babysitting options.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

8:00–11:00am
Farewell Brunch

GlycoFi Atrium, MacLean

Lodging

Don’t wait! Reserve your room today. Discounted room blocks are available at the properties listed below.

Guests are responsible for reserving their own accommodations. Be sure to mention “Thayer Alumni Weekend” when booking. Two-night minimum required.

New Hampshire

Courtyard by Marriott (3 miles from campus)
10 Morgan Drive
Lebanon, NH 03766
(603) 643-5600
Book by April 1, 2015

Element by Westin (opens fall 2014, 3 miles from campus)
260 NH Route 120
Lebanon, NH 03766
(603) 676-5988
Book by April 1, 2015

The Lyme Inn (10.7 miles from campus)
1 Market Street
Lyme, NH 03768
(603) 795-4824
Book by December 31, 2014
To book online use code: thayeralum

Residence Inn by Marriott (3 miles from campus)
32 Centerra Parkway
Lebanon, NH 03766
(603) 643-4511
Book by April 1, 2015

Vermont

Comfort Inn (6.5 miles from campus)
56 Ralph Lehman Drive
White River Junction, VT 05001
(802) 295-3051
Book by April 19, 2015

Norwich Inn (1.6 miles from campus)
325 Main Street
Norwich, VT 05055
(802) 649-1143
Book by March 15, 2015

For more information, contact Jennifer Seiler at 1-603-646-3639 or jennifer.seiler@dartmouth.edu.