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2012 Big Red Weekend - Mechanical and Materials Engineering

The UNL Department of Mechanical Engineering has much to celebrate! In August, the college welcomed Dean Timothy Wei.  As you may know, Mechanical Engineering recently merged with Engineering Mechanics to better take advantage of common research and teaching themes.  The new department is better equipped to compete in the Big Ten Conference by providing broader educational opportunities and a stronger research portfolio.

You are invited to a reunion gathering April 13 – 14, 2012 in conjunction with Big Red Weekend and the spring football game to celebrate our current achievements and look ahead to what’s next.  Please join us for the following activities:

Friday, April 13
  • 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. - E-Week Open House
    Various activities.  Visit engineering.unl.edu for details.
  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. - Optional Athletic Department guided tour
    Get the inside scoop on the Tom and Nancy Osborne Athletic Complex, the Hawks Championship Center and Memorial Stadium.  There is no cost to participate.  The tour will depart from North Stadium.
  • 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. - Optional campus walking tour
    See what’s new on campus and hear about it from a current student’s perspective.  There is no cost to participate.  The tour will depart from the Wick Alumni Center, 1520 R Street.
  • 4 – 7:30  p.m. - MME Reception, program and department tours, Othmer Hall Atrium
    Enjoy a hearty BBQ dinner, catered by Skeeter Barnes, cocktails (cash bar) and conversation with fellow MME alumni, faculty and friends.  We’ll hear from Engineering Dean Tim Wei, Department Chair Jeff Shield and alumnus Bob Brightfelt.  You will also have the chance to tour the department and visit with current students and faculty about their work.  Doors open at 4 p.m., bar at 4:30, dinner served at 5:30, program at 6:15 and tours at 7 p.m.  Parking is available in the “boathouse lot” just north of 16th and X Streets. The cost is $26.75 per person, tax included.  
Saturday, April 14

  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. - MME Tailgate party, Wick Alumni Center
    Join fellow MME alumni, faculty and friends for a Husker tailgate bash.  We’ll be serving up a delicious hot breakfast buffet, cash bar and plenty of Husker spirit! Diane Mendenhall from the Nebraska Alumni Association will welcome you and provide a brief update on the activities of the association, and opportunities for you to get involved.  The cost is $19.26 per person for adults; $12.84 for children 12 and under; tax included.          
  • 1 p.m. - Red/white spring football game, Memorial Stadium
    It’s time to catch your first glimpse of the 2012 Huskers!  You’ll be seated with fellow MME reunion participants for this game where we can ensure a Nebraska victory!  Tickets are $10 each for reserved, South Stadium seats.
Parking is available Friday in the Stadium Drive Garage or nearby city garages for $1/hour; $6 daily max.  Free parking in the Champions Club lot after 5 p.m.  Parking is available Saturday downtown and throughout campus; prices vary by lot.

Click here to register for the events online. To register and pay over the phone, please contact Pam Penner at 888-353-1874. If you leave a message for Pam, please be sure to leave a number so she can return your call.

If you have any questions, please contact Shelley Zaborowski at szaborowski@huskeralum.org at the Nebraska Alumni Association, 888-353-1874, 402-472-4222.  

Do you have any photos from your days in the Mechanical or Materials Engineering Department?  If so, please send them to Norm Newhouse at nnewhouse@lincolncomposites.com, who is compiling them for a slideshow.
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