A century in the books, a bright future ahead
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Case Alumnus, the magazine of the Case Alumni Association. To me, this anniversary signifies more than 100 years of a magazine. It stands for 100 years of community — a century of connection between Case alumni and the school’s faculty, staff and students.
Since that first edition in 1921, Case Alumnus has kept the alumni connected and engaged, shared news of innovation and change, highlighted the myriad accomplishments of our students, faculty and staff, and celebrated the ever-growing Case community.
Much has changed over the past 100 years, but our mission remains the same: to educate the next generation of engineering leaders and to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems through groundbreaking research and commercialization of technology. Case engineers were doing so in 1921, and we look forward to continuing their legacy in 2021 and beyond.
While the challenges of the past year have caused us to change the way we teach and learn, I can say with confidence that we continue to live our academic and research mission every day. Moreover, the hardships of this past year have proven the true value of this Case School of Engineering community. Our faculty, staff, students and alumni responded to these challenges with strength, commitment, ingenuity and care for one another, and remained connected as a community in ways we never imagined. Truly, our community has much to be proud of.
I enter 2021 with a renewed sense of gratitude for the strength and resilience exhibited by the students, faculty and staff of the Case School of Engineering and with hope for the year ahead. I’d particularly like to thank our alumni for their support of and engagement in our Case community. I am deeply grateful. And finally, congratulations to the staff and contributors of the Case Alumnus on this centennial anniversary.
Venkataramanan “Ragu” Balakrishnan
Charles H. Phipps Dean, Case School of Engineering