UMass Amherst College of Engineering celebrates 75 years of achievement and innovation : UMass Amherst

The College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst celebrates its 75-year journey from a modest agricultural engineering program to one of the top engineering programs in the nation with an exhibit honoring the college’s history and a series of events and conferences throughout the fall. .


The exhibit, “Engineering @75,” on view September 1 through December 2022, features a curated collection of archival materials and photographs of events, research, everyday moments and people who helped shape the college . The exhibit is located in the Science and Engineering Library, Lederle Graduate Research Center, 740 N. Pleasant St. An official reception for the exhibit will be held October 26 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

“The courage and passion that formed the foundation of our college continue to drive our success as the premier public college of engineering in New England and as the premier engineering program at the nationwide,” said Sanjay Raman, Dean of the College of Engineering (COE).

“UMass Amherst’s engineering program has continually sparked innovation and pushed the boundaries of what is seemingly possible since its inception on September 1, 1947,” says Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy. “The college has nurtured generations of engineers who have made significant contributions to the innovation economy in Massachusetts and beyond.”

Other celebratory events include the 2022 Tsuan Hua Feng Distinguished Lecture in Environmental Engineering, which will be presented by University of California, Berkeley, Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Kara Nelson on October 6 at 4:00 p.m. h in the Amherst room of the Campus Center; the annual Shirley and Ting-wei Tang Endowed Lecture “From Concept to Market: Bringing a Medical Device to Life” by Joseph Hidler ’94, owner and CEO of medical device company Aretech, LLC of Ashburn, Va., on 13 October at 4 pm in the Old Chapel; and a homecoming meeting Oct. 28 of mechanical and industrial engineering faculty and alumni beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Gunness Student Center.

More information about UMass Amherst College of Engineering, including an interactive timeline of major milestones, biographies of its founders and pioneers, oral histories, and other historical materials, is available on the 75th Anniversary website.