History

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The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at Union traces its history back to 1902 when the department was founded by Charles Proteus Steinmetz. He hoped to imbue in students, “the spirit of divine discontent, for without it the world would stand still.” Union College fosters an educational environment where students from engineering also have the flexibility to study subjects in the liberal arts which has led to its reputation as one of the finest engineering schools in the country. This standard of excellence is maintained to this day, and U.S. News & World Report ranks Union Engineering in the top 15 undergraduate colleges.