Silicon Valley Campus Celebrates Decade of Success
The winds were gusty, but the spirit was joyous as hundreds gathered to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Carnegie Mellon University's (CMU) Silicon Valley Campus.
The celebration included remarks from university leadership and local government officials, short videos showcasing the campus and celebrating its existence, recognition of the campus founders, a time capsule ceremony, and a technology showcase.
California State Assemblyman Paul Fong and Mountain View Mayor Michael Kasperzak offered resolutions celebrating the Silicon Valley Campus (SV). CMU President Jared L. Cohon and CMU Provost Mark Kamlet offered remarks on looking back at the history of the campus and looking forward to the future. President Cohon proclaimed, "Truly, this is the center of innovation of the world. The present and even more so the future is about networking in a collaborative mode that benefits everybody."
Provost Kamlet recognized the campus founders and how the SV campus became the start of CMU's global networking, "The Silicon Valley Campus really represented the start and the learning curve for us on how to best network what we are doing and how to best take advantage of who we can interact with."
Recognizing the rapidly advancing technology industry, the SV campus also put together a time capsule, in which over 20 items from the campus and surrounding community were added. The capsule will be opened in 15 years during the 25th anniversary of the campus.
SV Campus Director Martin Griss gave the final remarks, thanking those who helped push the campus to success, especially the College of Engineering, "The College provided a home for us to grow and a vehicle and assistance to develop and strengthen many ties."
After the program, photos of SV alumni were taken, as well as a Gigapan photo of the attendees. Gigapans are gigapixel panoramas, digital images with billions of pixels. GigaPan was formed in 2008 as a commercial spin-off of a successful research collaboration between a team of researchers at NASA and Carnegie Mellon University.
A technology showcase followed with over a dozen demonstrations and posters offering glimpses into the research being performed at the campus.
Finally, a delicious reception capped the evening, after which the winds had died down, but the sky still shone blue.
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