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Stanford Engineering Reunion Weekend 2021

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Welcome back to campus for Reunion Weekend 2021! We’re so happy to be able to meet in person those who are able to make the trip. In order to attend, please register for Reunion below. 

The Stanford Reunion team is closely monitoring the rise in COVID-19 cases around the country. All reunion attendees age 12 and over are required to provide proof of vaccination at check-in. For all requirements, please read the Frequently Asked Questions.

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Here is a rundown of activities with an engineering focus that may be of interest to you. We will keep this page updated as event planning gets finalized.

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Please note: Photographs will be taken during Reunion Weekend. By taking part in this event, you grant the event organizers full rights to use these images for fundraising, publicity, or other purposes. This might include, but is not limited to, printed publications, websites, and social media.

Friday 10/22

President’s Welcome and Micro Lectures

Featuring Sarah Stein Greenberg, Adjunct Professor, Executive Director, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (“”) | 10:00-11:30am (Memorial Auditorium)

Engineering Event: Marbles in the Quad: Exploring the Intersection of Art and Engineering | 3:15-4:15pm (New location: Huang Engineering Center, Mackenzie Room, Suite 300)

Discover Pars pro Toto, the new art installation in the Science & Engineering Quad and join Stanford Engineering Dean Jennifer Widom and members of the art selection committee as they talk about art in the context of Earth history, the intersection of art and engineering, the role of art when designing public spaces, and the engineering challenges presented in the course of the installation.

This interdisciplinary event will bring together Stanford Engineering Dean Jennifer Widom, Professor Donald Lowe (Earth Sciences), Amy Larimer (Architectural Design Program, Civil & Environmental Engineering), Sophia Pink (BS ‘19 Mechanical Engineering, MS ‘20 Mgmt Science & Engineering) and Ann Tanaka (BS ‘19 Civil & Environmental Engineering, Art). Brochures for self-guided tours will be available at the event. A reception will follow.

Reimagining Wastewater: Making Pollution Obsolete
with William Tarpeh, assistanbt professor of chemical engineering | 3:15-4:15pm

Architectural Design (Civil & Environmental Engineering) Alumni Social | 4:00-5:30pm (Florence Moore Hall, Resident Fellow Apartment)

Stanford Engineering Alumni Reception | 4:15-6:00pm (Malott Family Amphitheater, Huang Engineering Center), open to all

Energy Open House, “The Global Energy Transformation of the 21st Century” | 4:15-6:00pm (SEQ Quad, lawn outside Spilker)

Tours of the Science and Engineering Quad | 4:30pm and 5:00pm (Starting location: Huang Engineering Center, Huang Foyer, basement)

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department program
Join a panel discussion with faculty and alumni addressing water and sustainable cities, followed by a reception | 5:00-6:30pm (Location tba)

Stanford Summer Engineering Academy Alumni Reunion | Time tbd

Saturday 10/23

Roles of Hydrogen for Achieving Net Zero 
with Xiaolin Zheng, professor of mechanical engineering and senior fellow at the Precour tInstitute for Energy | 9:00-10:00am Alumni Open House
Come visit the, Stanford’s interdisciplinary hub for design. Experience what we’ve been up to recently, meet the authors of our forthcoming books, and get a jolt of creative inspiration (or just a cup of coffee) | 10:00am-1:00pm (Peterson Laboratory Building 550)

System Error: Where Big Tech Went Wrong and How We Can Reboot
with Professors Robert Reich, Mehran Sahami, ‘92, MS ‘93, PhD ‘99, and Jeremy Weinstein | 1:30-2:30pm (Location tba)