Department History

The Iowa State University Department of Electrical Engineering was established in 1909, and by 1984, its name changed to Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE). The ECpE department celebrated its centennial in 2008-09.

Throughout the years, our alumni, students, and faculty have contributed greatly to lots of the technology you use today. In particular, individuals from the ECpE department pioneered the:

ECpE Innovators and Leaders

Learn more about student, faculty, and alumni innovators and leaders from Iowa State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.