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School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Director's Message

Partha Pande

Hello alumni and friends,

During this past year, our school has continued its dramatic growth. It’s most exciting for us to be offering more programs across the state, including in Everett and Bremerton, as well as online. Software engineering and data analytics degree programs are new programs that are especially meeting industry need in the region. Our beautiful new facilities on the west side also mean that our students are going to graduate well prepared to enter the workforce.

We have also dramatically grown the number of undergraduate and graduate students in our programs to meet the need for computer scientists and engineers in the state and nation. Our graduates are among the most sought after of any college graduates, and we’re pleased that we have worked hard to meet that burgeoning need.

We are excited to share the work of our professors in thriving research programs. We would also like to introduce you to some of our students, like Heidi Lyons, who attended this fall’s Grace Hopper celebration, which celebrates women in computer science, and Lucy Ward, who participated in a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program with Professor Diane Cook.

As always, our alumni and donors are continuing to provide the support that directly contributes to our program’s success. We’re especially excited to share the news about a generous gift from Ed Schweitzer and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories that creates a new endowed chair in power engineering. This generous gift provides real impact for our power program and promises to make a difference for generations of our students to come. As the director, I am pleased to continue to work on behalf of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends, and to help the school thrive. Thanks so much.


Partha Pande
Boeing Centennial Chair