About This Lecture Series

In honor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering’s 125th anniversary, Visiting Committee member Alexander Severinsky and his wife, Valentina, have generously supported a four-part colloquium that celebrates the department’s past and explores the future of the discipline. This series welcomes leading figures in government, academia and industry who have leveraged their mechanical engineering degrees to make significant impacts in their fields, reflecting the unique, versatile and often multidisciplinary paths available to mechanical engineers. 
Upcoming Lectures 2019-2020 Academic Year
Date Title/Location Speaker Organization

Spring 2020

April 10, 2020
Title Forthcoming Dr. Lance Collins J. Silbert Dean of Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
March 27, 2020 Dr. C.D. (Dan) Mote, Jr. Regents Professor; President Emeritus National Academy of Engineering; President Emeritus, University of Maryland, 1998-2010

Fall 2019

June 7, 2019 Rendezvous with Space: Engineering Education, Lessons from the Last 50 Years, and the Future Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar
Former NASA Astronaut and TEES Eminent Professor
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
May 1, 2019 Dr. Guruswami Ravichandran
John E. Goode, Jr. - Professor of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA