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Our Mission — We educate and develop tomorrow’s leaders to solve the world’s biggest problems.

  • We are committed to merit-driven diversity for broadening participation in STEM.
  • We provide our students with a strong technical foundation, refined communication skills and group project work.
  • We hire and retain exceptional faculty to develop an innovation ecosystem.
  • We provide electrical and computer hardware fundamentals and promote an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • We foster an innovation hub by partnering with industry, government and regional sponsors.

Our Facts

We are committed to merit-driven diversity for broadening participation in STEM.

We value diversity in both our faculty and student base, supporting broader participation by all groups in STEM.

We exceed the national average of women in electrical engineering:

Percentage of undergraduate degrees awarded to women:

National: 12.5%
UW EE: 23.3%

Percentage of master’s degrees awarded to women:

National: 22.4%
UW EE: 23.3%

Percentage of Ph.D. degrees awarded to women:

National: 14.7%
UW EE: 16.7%

Percentage of women tenured and tenure-track faculty:

National: 12.4%
UW EE: 15.9%

Minorities make up one-fourth of our undergraduate and graduate school classes.

We provide our students with a strong technical foundation, refined communication skills and group project work.

We provide 14 major concentrations areas.

We offer an Entrepreneurial Engineering Capstone Project to engage our students with industry partners.

Our students are collaborators, innovators and leaders. In 2016, EE students developed three new startup companies.

We hire and retain exceptional faculty to develop an innovation ecosystem.

Core faculty: 52
Affiliate faculty: 82
Adjunct faculty: 36

Each year, the faculty base continues to grow. Five  new faculty joined the department for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. UW EE faculty are frequently honored for excellence in research, innovation and teaching.

Our research areas are diverse: Data Science, Biosystems, Computing & Networking, Photonics & Nano, Power & Energy and Robotics & Controls

We provide electrical and computer hardware fundamentals and promote an entrepreneurial mindset.

In 2017, we saw:

45 new innovations
83 new patent applications
22 patent applications issued

Our faculty have been recognized with several prestigious awards and fellowships, including the Fulbright Scholarship, the Microsoft Collaborator Award, Department of Defense MURI Grants and many more. They hold expertise in a range of areas, including engineering hardware and software.

We foster an innovation hub by partnering with industry, government and regional sponsors.

We have dozens of partnerships across industry, government and nonprofit organizations.

66% of our funding comes from federal government grants and awards.  The rest of funding comes from local government, industry support, nonprofit foundations, private support and international grants.

To see additional facts about UW EE, please view our 2017 Fact Sheet.