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HOU - Wine Tasting with the AAB


This event is at capacity.  Please contact Lindie Droulia to be added to the wait list.

Your national Alumni Association Board will be in Houston! Come mix and mingle with board members who have traveled from as far away as Arizona and California for this unique evening with special guests Russ Crockett (E'87, Trustee) and Jose' M F Moura, the Philip and Marsha Dowd University Professor of Engineering.

Our evening begins with a private wine tasting event in the elegant atmosphere of The Tasting Room Wine Café , featuring selections of gourmet appetizers and wines of the world. A wine educational overview will be provided by a sommelier. An exclusive presentation by our special guests will follow.

Russ Crockett will provide insider information into Carnegie Mellon's new Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, outlining collaboration with Professors Jose Moura and Jimmy Zhu. Zhu is leading a new collaborative research center between Carnegie Mellon University and Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) designed to help the world's most populous country become more entrepreneurial.

A Carnegie Mellon Trustee, Crockett is a senior executive with more than 20 years of experience in the chemical industry. He is currently a Senior Advisor for C14 Strategy LLC and the former senior vice president of commercial for Texas Petrochemicals (TPC), a leading chemical producer in Houston.

Professor Moura will speak about his research in Nondestructive Continuous Monitoring of Energy Systems Infrastructures. Moura's recent work in data science aims to extract knowledge from large amounts of unstructured data, a task similar to looking for a needle in a haystack or predicting which users among millions of a particular service will drop the service in a given month.

$5 Young Alumni (2003-2013)
$25 all other Alumni

Includes gourmet appetizers, wine tasting and lecture.

Valet parking is available in front of Charming Charlie’s, across from the Tasting Room. $8 per vehicle.

Contact Information
Primary Contact
Lindie Droulia
Date & Location
Date: 1/25/2014
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Tasting Room (website)
CityCentre, Houston
818 Town & Country Boulevard #100 
Houston, TX 77024

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