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  1. #61
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    I think Electrical engineer is good field but you also should see that what is the scope of your field and what are the requirements of the market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gar View Post
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    It is my belief that any student should get practical experience in their field while a student.
    I agree. While I was in engineering school (also at a prominent University) I participated in the Cooperative Engineering program, where I worked full time for a major semiconductor company and was in school full time during alternating semesters. When I graduated the company had a job waiting for me and I was with them for 22 years.

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    My school although about 1/2 the size (main campus) has ~70% as much R&D
    mostly science/medicine
    The engineering school does not get much federal money but huge endowments
    almost 200 mil
    plenty of internships, lab jobs, etc
    it's the second or third oldest engineering school in the country 1846
    The EE program in 1890 may be the oldest?

    jr guys working with sr guys hands on is critical



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    Following is a good discussion on electrical engineering. The field is not very old.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_engineering

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    Quote Originally Posted by gar View Post
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    Following is a good discussion on electrical engineering. The field is not very old.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_engineering

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    Interesting
    I think my school was developed due to the needs of Westinghouse founded it Pittsburgh in 1886, the EE program was started in 1890



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    In a photograph of the entire University of Michigan 1871 graduating Engineering Class there appear to be about 13 individuals. One could be their professor. They are shown with their surveying instruments.

    In 1874 the the nation's first field surveying camp was established at Whitmore Lake just north of Ann Arbor. From the earliest days practical experience was included in the school program.

    "By 1895 - when more than 50 engineering students were graduated - a separate Engineering Department was finally and officially established."

    So in 20 years the number of graduates increased 4 times. Not large.

    There are some other interesting points, but it has become late, and the Apple keyboard failed. I might or might not return. Switched to an IBM keyboard, now I have a real delete key and not just a backspace labeled delete.

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