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The ISE Archives

The following departmental history was written using the research presented by Clarence Smith, ISE assistant department head, at the department’s 75th Anniversary Celebration held November 3, 2006. This history is based on previous works prepared by former department heads Robert Carson and Cliff Anderson, as well as research conducted in the University Archives of the DH Hill Library. Information has also been acquired from the College of Engineering to help provide greater context. The latest information was added by ISE Communications with assistance from Paul Cohen and Julie Swann.

Welcome to the ISE Archives! Explore the timeline of our history below, from the beginning all the way to the modern era.

1887 – 1945

1945 – 1970

1973 – 1999

2000 – Present