Your classmates and fellow alumni look forward to seeing you at a SEAS event in your area or back on campus. Catch up, network or party with other Penn Engineering alums. Here's what we're up to...
Held by Penn Alumni Relations, Alumni Weekend is a chance to return to campus for a long weekend. Walk around Penn, see what's new, attend school events or lectures and re-connect with friends, mentors and memories. We hope to see you there. Check out the events photo archive for pictures from this year and years past. Alumni Weekend 2013 begins May 11.
The Engineering Alumni Society hosts career panels for engineering students on an annual basis. These informal panels are meant to help engineering students better understand the career opportunities available upon graduation, as well as to provide advice to students. There are two one-hour sessions, one with alumni working in traditional engineering fields and the second with alumni in non-traditional fields. Each session has a moderator who asks the panelists prepared questions, after which the audience has an opportunity to ask questions. Participants are encouraged to mingle with students before and after the sessions. If you are interested in participating in a future career panel, please contact Sevile Mannickarottu via email at
Homecoming for the University will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013. Check out the events photo archive for pictures from years past.
The Engineering Alumni Society organizes and hosts a forum dedicated to providing all University students and alumni a simple look at patents. It brings together speakers from the USPTO, Fortune 100 companies, and top law firms to explain the basic content of a patent, how to get a patent, how patent licensing works, the University's patent policy, and discuss careers in patent law. After an hour-long presentation on these topics, the forum is opened for thirty minutes to answer any questions from attendees. The forum is given every two years in the Spring semester at the Engineering school. The most recent Patent Presentation was held on March 19, 2013.
The Benefits of Professional Licensure Seminar
The EAS Board hosts a biannual presentation open to all engineering
students on the topic of licensure as a Professional Engineer. The
seminar includes answers to questions such as "What is professional
licensure?"; "What benefits do licensed professionals enjoy?"; and "How does one become licensed?" The seminar is given by members of the Engineering Alumni Society who are licensed professionals, with supplemental information in the form of brochures and videos provided by the National Society of Professional Engineers."
Senior Design Competition
Each year, the Penn Engineering Alumni Society sponsors a Senior Design Project Competition for undergraduate engineering seniors at Penn Engineering. This competition assembles together the winning senior design project teams from each of Penn’s engineering majors. Each of these design teams presents their accomplishments to a panel of “real world” judges who collectively represent a diverse set of technology disciplines. Click here to learn more about this great event. The 2013 Senior Design Competition was held on Thursday, April 25.
One day each summer, the Engineering Alumni Society fires up a huge charcoal grill and cooks up burgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers for the graduate engineering students. This event encourages grad students who are stuck on campus for the summer to get out of their labs to enjoy at least one day of bright Philadelphia summer sunshine. Students who rarely see each other get a chance to chat over a typical American barbecue lunch. An Alumni Society event for over ten years, the barbecue has now become a tradition. Check out the events photo archive for pictures from this and past years. The 2013 barbeque will be held on July 18.
D. Robert Yarnall Award Presentation
The D. Robert Yarnall Award is presented each year at the Senior Awards Dinner to a distinguished alumnus for an outstanding contribution in the field of engineering to society, either in public service, private industry, or education, that has enhanced the image of the University of Pennsylvania. For more information on the award, click here. The 2013 Yarnall Award presentation was held on Thursday, April 25.