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1906-2006 - The UWEE Centennial:
A Century of Innovators

Our Centennial Celebration was held April 29, 2006. It was great to see lots of old friends and to meet many new ones. Thank you for helping us celebrate our rich history - your history - at our centennial celebration.

Our organizing committee created a fantastic line-up of events, giving people a great opportunity to connect with old friends and new. We hope everyone found the day's events entertaining, educational, and fun!

Slideshow of photos from the Centennial Celebration
We took a lot of pictures, and posted some of them here in a simple slideshow. Maybe you'll see one of your friends or even yourself - take a look!

100 Years of Innovation
A timeline of important events in electrical engineering history - both here in our department and from around the world.

Looking Back
A photographic history of the UW's Electrical Engineering department.

Today's Innovation
Our faculty continues on in our long tradition of innovative research.

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).


The videos below were originally part of our Centennial DVD. To watch them on Windows or Mac OS X, you'll need Quicktime 7; Linux (or other Unix) users can use the latest version of MPlayer.

Rich Christie - "A Look Back at UW EE"
Howard Chizeck - "EE and the Future"
Panel Discussion
Memories and Reflections
Lab Tours

The UWEE centennial was presented in partnership with the UW Alumni Association

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