DETROIT — Nearly 100 members and guests of The Engineering Society of Detroit enjoyed networking and refreshments at ESD’s historic home Wednesday night in an event called “Welcome to the Future.”
The event was held in the beautiful marble lobby and upstairs meeting rooms of the Rackham Building, across Farnsworth Street from the Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit’s resurgent Midtown neighborhood.
ESD, the world’s largest multi-disciplinary engineering and scientific society, moved into the Rackham Building in 1942 and stayed there through the 1990s. Today part of the building houses Wayne State University’s hearing and speech pathology clinics, classrooms and offices.
“Welcome To The Future” celebrated ESD’s past — and offered a look at its future, including establishing student chapters at Michigan’s top 25 engineering colleges and universities.
Here’s a collection of photos from the event.