EE Est. 1889
CE Est. 1971
Department

The Department is Born

University of Michigan Dynamo Lab
In 1905, with George Patterson as its first chair, the Electrical Engineering Department was founded.Read More
Department | Education

1971: ECE Department and CE Program

University of Michigan 1970s computing
1971: The Department changed its name from Electrical Engineering to Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a new UG program in computer engineering is created.Read More
Department

The First Woman in EECS

In 1980, Janice Jenkins was the first woman hired as a faculty member in the department.
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Department | Alumni

The College's First African American Faculty

Prof. Leo McAfee was committed to outreach among minority students throughout his nearly 40 years at U-M.
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Department | Education

From Physics to EE

1900 Physics Building University of Michigan
The origins of EE lie in the physics department, and early courses were taught in that building's basement.Read More
Department

A Move North

In 1983, a $30M building on North Campus was approved. The EECS building is still home today.
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Department

1984: EECS Department

University of Michigan EECS Chip
ECE joins with CCS and CICE to become the EECS Department in 1984.Read More