Alumni Events

Since 2004, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University has held alumni events in the U.S. cities with the greatest concentration of ECE alumni. This started as a department summer activity in cooperation with the School of Computer Science. It now includes at least two off-campus events during the academic year, along with a spring carnival reception on campus.

ECE and SCS alumni have enthusiastically embraced and participated in this joint-event program and have consistently maintained that they: a) appreciate the chance to see old friends from their discipline and make new ones; b) enjoy hearing department/school updates and reconnecting with the faculty and staff; c) highly value the networking opportunities; and d) agree that bringing these two closely-related disciplines together is a good idea.

U.S. Cities where ECE/SCS Alumni Events are currently held:

  • San Francisco Bay Area (annual)
  • Seattle, Washington (annual)
  • Austin, Texas (annual)
  • Boston, Mass. (annual)
  • New York City (annual)
  • Washington D.C.
  • San Diego, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Pittsburgh, PA (on campus)
Pittsburgh has, historically, had a large number of ECE alumni. It is interesting to note that there is a growing population of recent alums that are employed and settling in Pittsburgh. The ECE department has plans to offer at least one ECE/SCS Pittsburgh alumni event annually in addition to the traditional campus events.

Typical ECE/SCS alumni event calendar:

  • Mid-December: New York
  • Spring Break: Austin
  • Spring Carnival: Pittsburgh Campus
  • Late June/Early July: Boston, Washington D.C.
  • July: West Coast Cities

While this is the preferred calendar, it does vary from year to year depending on the availability of faculty, staff and venues.

Event invitations are emailed to alumni who are registered in the CMU alumni data base and have updated contact information. These events are provided by ECE and SCS at no charge to alums.

For alumni event highlights, read the ECE Currents magazine.

If you have questions or suggestions regarding ECE alumni events, contact: Susan Farrington, ECE Director of Alumni & Student Relations, sfarring@ece.cmu.edu

ECE Alumni event in the San Francisco Bay area.