Weekly Memo

Meliora Weekend Engineering Events

American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Why Mech E? What to Do with a Mechanical Engineering Degree

Time: Friday, 3:30–5 p.m.

Place: Goergen Hall, Sloan Auditorium (Reception Munnerlyn Atrium)*

In celebration of the 160th anniversary of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, current student members, the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and alumni discuss the wide range of career paths—both traditional and nontraditional—available to students in this major. A reception follows.


Biomedical Engineering 10th Anniversary Open House

Time: Friday 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Place: Goergen Hall, 2nd and 3rd Floors*

Join faculty, alumni, and parents for a celebration of our biomedical engineering program turning 10 years old! In its short existence, the biomedical engineering department has grown immensely, becoming one of the most popular fields of study on campus. Pay a visit to our new Robert B. Goergen Hall for Biomedical Engineering and Optics, a state-of-the-art educational and research facility. Tour our new offices and labs and meet current students.


Inventing the Future: Biomedical Engineering’s Senior Design Program

Time: Saturday 9–10:30 a.m.

Place: Goergen Hall, Sloan Auditorium*

Through this signature component of the biomedical engineering major, teams of seniors partner with real companies, hospitals, and other outside organizations to solve real-world problems with devices and solutions that they create. During the yearlong course, each team generates a formal design proposal, participates in design reviews, develops physical prototypes, and tests its devices, all within the context of realistic constraints such as ethical, economic, manufacturing, and regulatory issues.

Moderated by Amy Lerner, associate professor of biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering, a panel of alumni and seniors talk about their projects and how this course has helped them leverage their career success.


Networking in the Digital Age

Time: Saturday, 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Place: Goergen Hall, Sloan Auditorium (Reception Munnerlyn Atrium)*

With Facebook, LinkedIn, the Rochester Alumni Exchange, and a host of other tools available, how should students and alumni maximize their networking opportunities? How can technology broaden your network and help you in your professional pursuits? Join a distinguished panel, moderated by John Major ’67, chairman of the Board of Directors for Broadcom Corp., for tips and insights. Join guests following the panel discussion for a networking reception.