The Mechanical Engineering Centennial Celebration March 2007


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Event Schedule


Friday, March 30, 2007
Time Description (Location)
12:00 noon Registration and Coffee (Dabney Garden)
1:15 p.m. Opening remarks: Tom Tyson and Chris Brennen (Ramo Auditorium)
1:30-2:30 p.m. Undergraduate activities: ME72 Competition/Demo with Erik AntonSson; DARPA Grand Challenge with Richard Murray (Ramo Auditorium)
1:30-5:30 p.m. Student poster display; Undergraduate SURF projects; Graduate Research posters and refreshments (Dabney Hall)
2:30-3:30 p.m. Graduate Student presentations (Ramo Auditorium)
3:30-4:00 p.m. Coffee and Refreshments (Dabney Garden)
4:00-5:30 p.m. Faculty presentations: Melany Hunt, Joel Burdick, Nadia Lapusta, and Dave Goodwin (Ramo Auditorium)
6:30 p.m. Reception and banquet. MC Tom Tyson. Speakers Jean-Lou Chameau, Caltech President, and Bill Gross, CEO of Idealab!. (The Athenaeum)


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Saturday, March 31, 2007
Time Description (Location)
8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast (Dabney Garden)
9:00 a.m. Opening remarks: Paul Jennings, Caltech Provost. (Ramo Auditorium)
9:10 a.m. History of ME at Caltech: Erik AntonSson (Ramo Auditorium)
Invited Alumni Special Lectures
(All Events take place in Ramo Auditorium unless otherwise indicated.)
9:30 a.m. James J. Duderstadt (PhD '68) The Future of Engineering Practice, Research, and Education; a 21st Century Flexner Report
10:10 a.m. Coffee and Refreshments (Dabney Garden)
10:30 a.m. James E. Hall (BS '57) The Development of the Chaparral Racing Car
11:10 a.m. Lon E. Bell (PhD '68) The Electric Car
11:50 a.m. Imran Kizilbash (BS '89) The Future of Oil and Gas Exploration and Recovery
12:30 p.m. Lunch (Dabney Garden)
1:30 p.m. Ann R. Karagozian (PhD '82) Fundamental Research and the Future of Energy and Propulsion Systems
2:10 p.m. Joseph Katz (PhD '82) Digital Holography and Fluid Flow
2:50 p.m. Prashant K. Purohit (PhD '01) Nanomechanics of Biological Structures—DNA, Membranes, and Viruses
3:30 p.m. Coffee and Refreshments (Dabney Garden)
3:50 p.m. Garrett E. Reisman (PhD '97), Robert I. Behnken (PhD '97), and Philip L. Engelauf (BS '78) On Manned Space Exploration
4:30 p.m. Peter C. Theisinger (BS '67) The 2003 Mars Exploration Rover Project: A Major Engineering Challenge
5:10 p.m. Adjourn



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