Alumni meeting

Online DEAN Alumni Event USA and Canada West - 28 May 2020

If getting together in-person isn’t possible, let’s meet virtually!
On Thursday, 28 May 2020 at 8.00 PM (PDT) you are invited to join alumni from both your own city and other parts of USA and Canada (West Coast) as part of a special online event and borrel for our DEAN communities in the country.

Organised by The Dutch Engineer Alumni Network (DEAN)

Thu 28 May 2020 20:00 to 21:30

The interactive evening programme includes brief updates from the universities, followed by a short talk by talk by UT alumnus Björn Harink (Science and Technology).

Per tradition, our gathering concludes with a virtual borrel (BYOB) where you and fellow alumni living in USA or Canada West will be mixed with each other to maximize interactions and stimulate conversations!

Please note that this event is a pilot. We would appreciate your feedback on this event, so we can use this experience for future virtual events. Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Please feel free to reach out!

Check here the official invitation and add the online event to your agenda.

Stay safe, stay healthy and we hope to see many of you on Thursday 28 May. Make sure to also bring some snacks and drinks for the borrel!

Short Talk | Life in extraterrestrial environments

Björn describes himself as a scientist, engineer, entrepreneur, globetrotter, and human of earth.

It’s not by chance that he uses a planet as a point of reference since as the Principal Scientist at San Francisco based Leiden Measurement Technologies, he helps develop instruments used by NASA to detect life in extraterrestrial environments like Europe and Mars.


Register via the blue button on the right.

There is a maximum capacity of 100 participants for this activity – if necessary a waiting list will be created.

NB: all registrations are taken care of by TU Delft.

Please also complete the form if you are unable to participate but would still like to be added to a local alumni WhatsApp group in your city.

Why do Alumni Offices organise this online event?

For alumni who are living outside of their own countries, alumni networks such as DEAN can be extremely useful resources for tapping into fellow alumni for advice and support particularly during crisis periods.

The new online event format has been developed to enhance local connections between alumni and is an addition to the existing channels LinkedIn Group DEAN USA and LinkedIn Group DEAN Canada, and new and existing city based WhatsApp groups.