NYU Tandon Dean's Luncheon - NYU Alumni and Families Weekend 2023

For NYU Community

Alumni in the 50th Reunion

Join NYU Tandon Dean Jelena Kovačević and the Office of Alumni Relations to connect with fellow alumni over a delightful lunch held as part of NYU Alumni and Families Weekend. Dean Jelena will share School of Engineering updates and welcome this year's faculty speaker and guests to this celebratory event. The program will also include a tribute to those members of the Class of 1973 who are present on their 50th milestone and induct them into the NYU Tandon Polytechnic Golden Jubilee Society. 

As many of you already know, Dean Jelena will be stepping down at the end of the academic year in order to return to faculty, so please take this opportunity to attend one of her final alumni events as dean.

You will hear from the new department chair, Katsuo Kurabayashi, who will discuss his vision for NYU Tandon's mechanical engineering research and education.

Presentation overview:

Mechanical Engineering encompasses a vast spectrum of engineering challenges, ranging from the development of robotic systems to assist individuals with disabilities to the innovation of high-strength lightweight materials.  As one of the main programs at Tandon School of Engineering, our Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAWE) department is uniquely positioned to embark on a transformative journey that aligns with the evolving demands of society.

In this talk, Professor Katsuo Kurabayashi will discuss his vision for the future of the MAE department at Tandon as it adapts to the changing landscape of Mechanical Engineering research and education. Our aim is to chart a bold new course that only addresses current societal needs but anticipates and shapes the needs of tomorrow.