ESM Golden Decade Reunion

ESM Golden Decade Alumni Reunion

The ESM Golden Decade Alumni Reunion, held annually in conjunction with Penn State's Reunion Weekend, celebrates alumni who graduated 50 years ago, as well as alumni celebrating their 45th, 40th, 30th, 20th, and 10th reunion. All alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago are inducted as Golden Decade Fellows to honor their lifetime accomplishments.

2017 Golden Decade Reunion

The 2017 Golden Decade Reunion will take place on June 1 and 2, 2017, and will honor graduates from the class of 1967 or earlier, and alumni who will be celebrating their 45th (1972), 40th (1977), 30th (1987), 20th (1997), and 10th (2007)-year anniversaries.

We invite you to join us for a reception and celebration banquet at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center on Thursday, June 1, and our program of events in the ESM department on Friday morning, June 2, beginning with breakfast.

All attendees are also invited to the College of Engineering's "Meet the Dean" luncheon with Dean Amr Elnashai and fellow engineering alumni on June 2.



The cost is $50 per person, which includes dinner on June 1 and breakfast on June 2.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 1

  • 5:30 p.m. Reception, Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, Senate Suite
  • 6:30 p.m. Dinner, Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, Senate Suite

Friday, June 2

  • 8:30 a.m. Breakfast, Earth-Engineering Sciences Building Lobby
  • Breakfast will be followed by a half-day program, including a department update, faculty talk, and Meet and Greet with ESM students.

The program will conclude by noon.

Planning Your Trip

If you would like to make your plans early, rooms have been reserved at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. Please call 1-800-233-7505 or visit to make your reservation. Make sure to mention that you are calling as part of “Alumni Reunion Weekend 2017.”

Penn Stater shuttle service is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and one-day parking passes will be available on June 2 at the parking booth on White Course Drive near the Earth and Engineering Sciences Building. For campus transportation information, visit

For more information, contact Melissa Showalter at 814-867-1569 or


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The Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) is an internationally distinguished department that is recognized for its globally competitive excellence in engineering and scientific accomplishments, research, and educational leadership.

Our Engineering Science program is the official undergraduate honors program of the College of Engineering, attracting the University’s brightest engineering students. We also offer graduate degrees in ESM, engineering mechanics, engineering at the nano-scale, and an integrated undergraduate/graduate program.

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

212 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4523