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Donate appreciated stock to U.S. Friends of Chalmers

Another stellar year on the stock market is coming to an end and investors may find that they have big gains in some stocks. U.S. Friends of Chalmers University of Technology Inc. is a qualified non-profit so if you are planning to make a significant contribution to such an organization this presents the opportunity to […]

So Cal, the newest U.S. Friends chapter

The first TGIT ever (“Thank God I’m Thirsty” – Bo Hedfors interpretation) in So Cal  early October was a lot of fun, the next TGIT is planned for Thursday January 22, 2015  in La Jolla – so mark your calendars! More information will follow in the next newsletter. At our first Alumni get together we discussed […]

Report from Karin’s U.S. travels in October

In late October, three U.S. Friends of Chalmers chapters had the pleasure of being joined by Karin Markides, President of Chalmers, together with Håkan Simonsen, Chalmers Fundraising Director. Executive dinners were held in Palo Alto, San Diego and Washington, D.C., where Karin Markides presented “The Graphene Flagship Project” which is coordinated by Chalmers and includes 76 academic […]

Visit from the Alma Mater

Dr. Karin Markides, President and CEO of Chalmers University of Technology, will be visiting the U.S. next week. During her travels, she will be hosting three executive dinners in: Palo Alto, October 20th, San Diego, October 21st, and Washington, D.C., October 23rd. During the executive dinners, Karin Markides will talk about the Graphene Project called “the […]

Report from simultaneous events, October 9th

On October 9th, four events were held from East Coast to West Coast. Starting with a Club Emil, featuring pea soup and punsch at the home of Arne and Eva Dunhem in Washington, D.C., the spirits were high when the baton was passed to the Dallas chapter at 8 pm via phone link singing traditional […]

The new scholarship recipient has arrived at Chalmers

Mark Meurer, the U.S. Friends of Chalmers scholarship recipient for 2014 has started his Master’s degree at Chalmers. When meeting with U.S. Friends of Chalmers representatives, Arne and Eva Dunhem over lunch, he expressed his gratitude over having been offered this opportunity. The following letter from Mark says it all: Hello, my name is Mark Meurer […]

Simultaneous October events – from coast to coast

Not only will October 9th see the birth of a new chapter of U.S. Friends in Southern California, there will also be 3 additional simultaneous (on the same day) events taking place in Washington, D.C., Dallas, and Silicon Valley. These events will all be traditional Club Emil events featuring ärtsoppa/yellow pea soup and punsch. For […]

New Chapter of U.S. Friends of Chalmers

U.S. Friends of Chalmers, SoCal Chapter is organizing its inaugural event – TGIT (Thank Good It is Thursday) on October 9 at 6.00 PM. Please join your fellow Chalmers Alumni and Friends for a social gathering at the home of Per Svedlund (M68) and his wife Marianne, at 7329 Eads Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037. […]

U.S. Friends at inauguration of AstaZero

A dream came true for Swedish traffic safety researchers when Astazero, the most advanced testing facility for active safety, opened on August 21. Sweden can now take a leading position in the development of the future’s automotive technology. The inauguration took place on August 21st and among those who celebrated were Dan and Gigi Werbin, […]

Report from Brett Seward – U.S. Friends scholarship awardee 2012

U.S. Alumni, It has been nearly two years since I stepped off the plane at Landvetter Airport, extremely jetlagged and technically homeless. I quickly and rather luckily found an apartment and managed to get accustomed to life in Göteborg, while also beginning the Sound & Vibration master’s program at Chalmers. And now a short 22 […]

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