early 1950 photo of future engineering quad, showing first half of Marston Hall

It began in September 1947 with a bold vision and grit. In five short years, a fully accredited engineering program emerged. From our roots in educating GIs returning home from World War II, to the academic and research powerhouse we’ve grown into today, we’ve always broken boundaries and dreamt big.  

So much has changed over 75 years. View our History of Engineering website that showcases the people and events that made us who we are today.