Thayer School Alumni Weekend

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

Thayer School of Engineering

A weekend for all Dartmouth engineering alumni, faculty, and friends to visit, connect, reminisce, and see what's new. See preliminary schedule.

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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

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

Preliminary Schedule

All activities are subject to change.

Friday, May 1, 2015

10:30am–11:30am
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.

1:00–5:00pm
Registration and Information Center

GlycoFi Atrium, MacLean Engineering Sciences Center
Check in to receive your name tag and alumni weekend materials.

1:30–3:00pm
Thayer Gear Store
Cummings 108
Visit Thayer's student run store for a variety of Thayer-branded apparel and accessories.

2:00–2:30pm
Tour of Thayer School

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

2:00–3:00pm
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.

3:00–3:30pm
Dartmouth Society of Engineers Annual Meeting

Rett's Room, MacLean 201
Join the DSE Executive Committee and share your ideas for alumni programs and more. (Open to all.)

3:30–4:30pm
A Special Edition Jones Seminar

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall
"Great Issues in Energy: Alumni Panel Discussion"
• Special remarks by: President Philip J. Hanlon '77
• Moderator: Dean Joseph J. Helble
• Panelists: C. Christopher "Cris" Gaut '78, Chairman and CEO, Forum Energy Technologies; Marcy Reed ‘85, President, National Grid USA; Andrew Lackner ’97, Th’98, ’99, Senior Director, Energy Investments, GE Ventures; Dana Guernsey ’06, Th’08, Director, Corporate Development, Ambri
Refreshments available.

4:30—4:45pm
Thayer School Annual Fund Chair Challenge

Maxwell Lawn (Southwest of MacLean)
Come cheer on your favorite team as students face off against faculty, alumni, and Overseers. This year's event, which raises awareness of the importance of philanthropy at Thayer, features Highland Games, such as tug-a-war, stone put, and lazy stick.

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

GlycoFi Atrium, MacLean Engineering Sciences Center
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 Workshop: Kick-off Meeting - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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; Liz Gerber ’98, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University.

6:30–9:30pm
Welcome BBQ Dinner

Great Hall, Cummings Hall
 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

8:00–Noon
Registration & Information Center

GlycoFi Atrium, MacLean Engineering Sciences Center
Check-in to receive your name tag and alumni weekend materials.

7:30–9:00am
Continental breakfast

GlycoFi Atrium, MacLean Engineering Sciences Center

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

GlycoFi Atrium, MacLean Engineering Sciences Center
Check in to receive your name tag and alumni weekend materials.

9:00am–Noon
Faculty Talks

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall
Join faculty for presentations that share advances in the fields of energy, medicine, and systems. Q & A to follow each session.

9:00am–Noon
Design Thinking Workshop - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Couch Project Lab, MacLean Engineering Sciences Center
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

9:00–Noon
ENGS 4 Kids

Machine Shop, Cummings Hall
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

1 Montshire Road, Norwich, VT
Visit with your children and experience hands-on science and fascinating exhibits at this award-winning science museum. (Mention “Thayer School Alumni Weekend” for complimentary admission.) Shuttle transportation available, sign-up at registration.

11:00am–Noon
Tour of Thayer School

Meet at Reception desk, GlycoFi Atrium, MacLean Engineering Sciences Center
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 Hall front lawn

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

Zaleski Auditorium, MacLean B01

3:15pm
Alumni and Friends Group Photo

Steps in front of Murdough Center

3:30–4:30pm
Student Project Showcase

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

3:30–4:30pm
Thayer Machine Shop & Fab Lab

Machine Shop, Cummings Hall
Get to work and join us for hands-on engineering. Check out Thayer's newly designed Machine Shop and test your skills while you craft a souvenir. Assistance provided by engineering students and lab instructors. Children 12 and older welcome.

4:00–5:00pm
Thayer Group Gatherings

Drop in to one or all of our special mini-reunions. Connect with students and alumni, network, and learn how these groups have evolved over time. All are welcome.
Dartmouth Formula Racing (and Solar Car), Rett’s Room and Roof, MacLean 201
Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering (aka HELP / EWB), Cummings Hall 202
Women in EngineeringJackson Conference Room, Cummings Hall
Entrepreneurship & Innovation, McGuire Studio Classroom, Maclean 132

6:00–9:30pm
Reception and Dinner

Alumni Hall, Hopkins Center
Special address by Professor John P. Collier ’72 Th’75, ’77; Myron Tribus Professor of Engineering Innovation
Entertainment by Nana Adjeiwaa-Mann ’16, Tom Cheng ’15, Prajan Divaker ’16, and Michaela Helble ’16.
Adults only—see below for the children’s program.

Children’s Dinner and Movie (age 6 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 Engineering Sciences Center

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