October 26, 2003
Alumni from across the country kicked off their Homecoming celebrations with the Carnegie Institute of Technology's (CIT) reception in the Singleton Room of Roberts Hall. About 125 alumni, students, faculty and staff attended the event, which featured an assortment of refreshments, free t-shirts, a trivia contest with prizes with the Engineering logo, a cardboard cutout of Andrew Carnegie, and Poopsie, a roving robot (the Nomadic Technologies Model Scout 2) named by Howie Choset, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering (ME) and ECE.
Dean John Anderson spoke about the new construction and initiatives in CIT, and honored the alumni, while Morgana Martin, a senior in Materials Science and Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, reflected upon her time at the University. Alumni had the chance to catch up with friends, browse memorabilia, including posters and photos, see demonstrations of recent projects, and chat with faculty members and current students. The oldest graduate present was Harry Kolb, from the ME Class of 1932. All of CITs departments were represented at the reception. Other homecoming activities at CMU included class reunions, awards ceremonies, football games, and musicals.