North America

  Alumni group in Washington Copyright: © Peter Russell  

"RWTH's community brings people together" in the land of endless possibilities

North America has attracted many RWTH alumni. They live spread out across the continent in the USA and Canada. It is increasingly possible to find RWTH alumni in the metropolitan areas of New York, Michigan, and California. A local association was formed in 2006 with about 150 members for alumni living there.

The RWTH Alumni America can look back on a very ambitious program since its foundation. Its goal is competent and casual networking while experiencing something together. Zoom events have been being held online since 2021.



Next Alumni Get Together

Upcoming Event

May 13, 2022, 2am MEST (for participants from North America: May 12, 2022, 8pmEDT, 7pmCDT, 6pmMDT, 5pmPDT):

Online Talk "Sustainable Manufacturing and Smart Machines", Professor Barbara Linke, University of California, Davis (UCD), Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Find Out About Past Get Togethers

2017: June 16 to 17, Chicago: Unternehmen, Museen und Hofbräuhaus

2016: May 19 to 23, California, San Francisco

2016: January 7, Berkeley: Aachener und Münsteraner Alumni: University of California

2015: May 21. to 22, New Orleans, Louisiana: Holloman Air Force Base

2014: May 1 to 4, El Paso, Texas: Holloman Air Force Base

2013: May 2 to 5, Washington, DC, Visit of the Capitol and the Library and more

2012: June 21 to 14, Toronto, Ontario: Niagara Falls, Power Plant, Welland Canal, Wine Tasting, Toronto City Tour

2011: July 14 to 16, Seattle, Washington: Airline and High Tech Industries, Visit to Boeing 747, 777 and 787 Assembly Plant, Microsoft , Boeing Museum and visit to the theater

2010: May 13 to 16, Chicago, Illinois: Financial Service Industry and History of High Rise Architecture

2009: May 15 to 17, Montreal, Quebec, Airline Support Industry, Visit to Manufacturer of Flight Simulators and McGill University

2008: April 10 to 12, Atlanta, Georgia, Airline Industry, Visit to Delta Airlines Operations Center and Hartsfield Jackson Int'l. Airport

2007: December 13, New York, New York: Dinner with Rector Rauhut and NRW Minister Pinkwart

2007: October 4 to 7, Dearborn, Michigan: Automotive Industry, Visit to Ford Research Center and F150 Assembly Line

2007: March 7 to 11, Puebla, Mexico, Automotive Industry, Visit to Parts Suppliers Thyssen-Krupp and Johnson Instruments

2006: February, Melbourne, Florida: Founding of RWTH Alumni America


Daniel Schimmel, Chicago, Illinois

Holger Kist, Milpitas, California