Join us, all year long, as we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Thayer School.

3:30 – 5:00 pm

Thayer's 150th Community Celebration

On January 10th a community celebration kicked off Thayer's 150th anniversary! Guests enjoyed food, friends, and photo booth fun.

Special remarks given by Dean Joseph Helble and a festive performance by the Dartmouth Dodecs were some of the highlights!.

GlycoFi Atrium, Thayer School, Hanover, NH

6:30 - 9:30 pm

Alumni Dinner and Program

Over 150 alumni and guests came together for special reception and dinner program devoted to The Convergence of Engineering + Computer Science: Dartmouth and the Next Industrial Revolution. 

The after-dinner discussion featured Hany Farid, Joseph J. Helble, and Erica Ruliffson Schultz '95.

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA

5:00 pm

Reception for Professor Eric Fossum

Recipient of the 2017 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

The Queen Elizabeth Prize is the largest engineering award in the world and Prof. Fossum is recognized for pioneering contributions to the development of digital imaging technology. 

Learn more about Prof. Fossum and this prestigious prize.


GlycoFi Atrium, MacLean

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Engineering Frontiers in Translational Medicine

Thayer 150 Symposium

A special symposium was held in celebration of Thayer's 150th anniversary. The event featured speakers in the areas of regenerative medicine, biomechanics, synthetic bioengineering, and molecular imaging.

Visit the event web page for full schedule and detailed information.

Spanos Auditorium, Thayer School, Hanover, NH

5:30 - 8:00 pm

Engineering Open House

Attendees got an insider's view into experiential learning and innovation at Thayer School of Engineering's annual open house and exposition. 

Check out photos from the event.

Thayer School of Engineering, Hanover, NH

5:00 pm

Hopkins Center’s STEMARTS presents MOLLY HERRON with TIGUE percussion

Audience members witnessed the premiere of a work composed by Molly Herron in collaboration with Thayer School of Engineering—performed on instruments made by Thayer students! 

Read this article by NHPR on the performance.

GlycoFi Atrium, Thayer School, Hanover, NH


Thayer Alumni Weekend

Over 200 alumni and their guests traveled back to campus to celebrate Thayer Alumni Weekend 2017!

See photos of alumni and faculty talks, kid's programs, the gala evening, and more.

Thayer School, Hanover, NH

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Touching Lives: Thayer's Impact on the World

Special Jones Seminar

During this candid panel discussion as part of Thayer Alumni Weekend, we heard real-world stories of innovation that highlight how a Thayer experience can contribute to improving the quality of life in the US and developing countries. 

Watch the video here.

Spanos Auditorium, Thayer School, Hanover, NH

9:30 am

A Talk with Jeff Immelt '78

CEO, General Electric

Part of Alumni Weekend, we heard remarks from Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO of General Electric.

Watch his talk here.

Spanos Auditorium, Thayer School, Hanover, NH

6:30 - 10:00 pm

Thayer's 150th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Program

On Saturday of Thayer Alumni Weekend, alumni and their guests enjoyed a gala dinner and program where they were joined by special guest speaker Dr. Mae Jemison, former NASA astronaut and first woman of color in the world to travel to space.

Check out photos from the evening.

Top of the Hop, Hopkins Center and Hanover Inn Ballroom, Hanover, NH

4 pm - 7:30 pm

Karen E. Wetterhahn Science Symposium

This annual symposium celebrates scientific research on campus and is named for the late Karen E. Wetterhahn, Professor of Chemistry and co-founder of the Women In Science Project (WISP). Hear keynote speaker T. Kyle Vanderlick, Dean of Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science and participate in the undergraduate poster session. 

Learn more.

Oopick Auditorium, Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center, Hanover, NH

3:00 - 4:00 pm

50th Reunion Reception

Class of '67

Members of the Class of 1967 joined engineering faculty and staff for light hors d’oeuvres and received an update on Thayer School.

View Reunion photos. 

Jackson Conference Room, Thayer School, Hanover, NH

7:30 am - 9:00 am

55th and 60th Reunion Breakfast

Class of '57 and '62

Members of the Classes of '55 and '62 visited Thayer School for breakfast with faculty and staff. Their visit included a tour of Thayer.

View Reunion photos.

Great Hall, Thayer School, Hanover, NH

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Reunion Reception

Classes of '76, '77, '78, '87, '92, '06, '07, '08, and '12

Over 85 alumni attended the cluster reunion reception at Thayer School. The evening featured tours and an update from Engineering Dean, Joe Helble.

See Reunion photos.

GlycoFi Atrium, Thayer School, Hanover, NH

6:30 - 9:00 pm

M.E.M. Alumni Networking Social

Boston, MA

Over 55 alumni attended  for our annual alumni networking reception in Boston. MEM program director, professor Geoff Parker, addressed the crowd with updates from Hanover.

Hampshire House - Beacon Hill, Thayer Room, Boston, MA

6:30 - 9:00 pm

M.E.M. Alumni Networking Social

New York City

NYC alumni joined Professor Geoff Parker for an evening networking reception and heard recent updates on the MEM program. 


The Yale Club, Saybrook Room, New York, NY

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Sylvanus Thayer Society for Leadership Giving

Recognition Dinner with Thayer's Board of Overseers

Dean Joseph J. Helble and the Thayer School Board of Overseers invite members of the Sylvanus Thayer Leadership Giving Society to join them for dinner in recognition of their generous support of engineering education at Dartmouth.

By Invitation Only.


Hanover Inn, Ballroom - Hanover, NH

7:00 pm

Dartmouth Homecoming Parade

March in the parade to commemorate 150 years of engineering education!

March in the parade with Thayer School and show your engineering pride as we celebrate 150 years of engineering education at Dartmouth!

Parade line-up, 7:00 pm
Parade start time, 7:30 pm.

Corner of Crosby and Lebanon Streets, Hanover, NH

10:30 -11:30 am

Back to Class: Dartmouth's Entrepreneurial Mindset – Bringing Research to Life

A Panel Discussion

Dean of the Thayer School of Engineering Joe Helble will speak with Dartmouth faculty and alumni entrepreneurs who will share how their innovations in teaching and research led them to entrepreneurial endeavors committed to advancing technology and improving life throughout the world. Panelists include Tillman Gerngross, Professor of Engineering; Jason Stauth, Associate Professor of Engineering; and Samantha Scollard Truex '92, Th'93 T'95, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Atlas Venture.

Free and open to the public. 

Dartmouth 105

3:30 pm

Visionaries in Technology

Thayer Distinguished Speaker Series

Thayer School's Visionaries in Technology series honors engineers and scientists whose insights have benefited humanity through revolutionary engineering solutions, paradigm shifting scientific advances, novel fields of inquiry, or policy shaping debate.

This year's speaker is Arun Majumdar, The Jay Precourt Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Co-Director of the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University.

Lecture, Spanos Auditorium. Reception to follow, GlycoFi Atrium. All are welcome.

Learn more about this year's event.           

Thayer School of Engineering

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Engineering Trek Alumni Panel

Hear from Thayer alumni leaders in industry and learn how their Dartmouth engineering education helped to shape their careers. 

Menlo Park, CA