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MSE Alumni Weekend

On March 27 and 28, more than 65 Engineering Science, Engineering Physics, and Materials Science and Engineering alumni returned to Grounds to reconnect with faculty, undergraduates and graduate students. They enjoyed an inspiring career panel, a research poster session, an emeritus trivia night, BBQ in Darden Courtyard, and a gala dinner at the Omni hotel.


MSE Career Panel Webcast:
“Leadership in a Technology-Driven Economy”




The career panel discussion presenters were:

Charles “Chip” Blankenship (MSE Ph.D. ’92), CEO of GE Appliances & Lighting
Linda Horton (MSE Ph.D.’82), Director MSE DOE
Raymond J. Kilmer (MSE Ph.D.’93), EVP and CTO Alcoa
Greg Olsen (MSE Ph.D. '71), Entrepreneur and space explorer
Gayle Schueller (MSE Ph.D. ’92), VP Global Sustainability 3M Company


Giving Back

As part of the celebration, and thanks to generous support from so many of you, we have the launched the MSE Research Excellence Fund. This fund will support undergraduate and graduate student research. It will be used to fund their travel to conferences and can help pay for materials and upgrades in our labs. If you haven’t already done so, please consider making a gift to support the fund.

Designate “MSE Research Excellence Fund” in the special instructions box of the form.

Next Steps

This reunion was just the first step in strengthening MSE alumni engagement. There are numerous ways for you to reconnect and stay involved. You can mentor current students, hire graduates at your company or host an event in your hometown. Please contact us today to let us know how you’d like to get involved! With your support, we can advance our research programs andempower our graduates for success. We look forward to working with all you to ensure the continued excellence of Engineering Science, Engineering Physics and Materials Science & Engineering at UVa.

Contact Us

Materials Science and Engineering Department
395 McCormick Road
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400745
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4745

Phone: 434.982.5641
Fax: 434.982.5660

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