The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering celebrated our centennial in 2008-09. Throughout the centennial year, the department hosted the following events:
Centennial Seminar Series
Prominent, nationally known electrical and computer engineering industry and research laboratory professionals visited campus to discuss the future of engineering and scientific communication. See seminar abstracts and speaker biographies.
Centennial Distinguished Alumni Seminar Series
Distinguished alumni, including the alumnus who pioneered the first portable phone, returned to campus to speak about their experience in industry. See a video of Art Pohm’s (MS Physics ’53; PhD Physics ’54) “The Saga of Electronic Memories” lecture (QuickTime) or video of Donald Linder’s (BSEE ’65) “The History of the Cell Phone” lecture (Flash video).
Centennial Gala and Awards Celebration
The capstone event of the centennial year, this event honored students, faculty, staff, and alumni who excelled in the past year, and initiated a departmental awards program to honor alumni. The evening also featured a special guest entertainer Don McMillan, an nationally known electrical engineer-turned-comedian.
The department developed a book about the department’s 100-year history and mailed a copy to all alumni. To receive a copy, see the history book order form.