Spotlight on Education

Physics dept. Building

From Physics to EE

The origins of EE lie in the physics department, and early courses were taught in that building’s basement.

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Early coursework in EE

When “Drawing Class” was a Thing

Early coursework in EE was rough – try sketching all your designs by hand!

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close up of a VLSI

Computer and the VLSI Revolution

The education of modern computer hardware and design at Michigan can be traced back to the 1960s.

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Computing Center

A New Dept. for a New Era: ECE

As computer research grew prominent, program mergers expanded EE into a new ECE department.

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Henry Carhart

Henry Carhart and the first EE Course

Physics Prof. Carhart taught dynamo-electric machinery 16 years before the department was founded.

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Illustration of the stump

The Stump Speakers

Sigma Rho Tau used to help students practice presenting their work with the Stump Speakers group.

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Amateur Radio Club

Founded in 1913, U-M had one of the first student amateur radio clubs in the United States.

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