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Department History

For over a century, EE has helped to launch the careers of many amazing graduates, and produced innovative inventions that have, quite literally, changed our world. The department's rich history is recorded in the following documents:

Early History of the Department of Electrical Engineering
Written in 1969 by Emeritus Professor George Smith.

A Century of Innovators
Professor Rich Christie's "Centennial History of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington, 1895-2005" (20MB PDF document).

Centennial Celebration
Photos, videos and memories of the department centennial celebration.

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