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Oklahoma State University

A Letter from the Head


Jeffrey L. Young, Ph.D., P.E.
IEEE Fellow
OSURF Endowed Chair of Engineering
ECE Department Head

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oklahoma State University welcomes all students from Oklahoma and of diverse backgrounds across the world. We are highly recognized in the nation for our student-centered, laboratory intensive curriculum and a partner of choice for employers seeking well educated, highly motivated, and uniquely creative college graduates dedicated to life-long learning. Our faculty is engaged in innovative research to create solutions and knowledge relevant to the technological and scientific challenges of our time. We strive for excellence in all that we do with the student at the focal point of our mission.

The School has over 22 dedicated faculty members from prestigious universities to serve, instruct, and mentor 441 undergraduate and 100 graduate students pursuing B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. degrees in electrical or computer engineering. Both the undergraduate electrical engineering and computer engineering programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET, http://www.abet.org/about-abet) to assure students, parents, industry partners, and other stakeholders that our programs are of the highest quality.

Electrical and computer engineering encompasses many exciting subdisciplines including energy systems, machines, power electronics, analog electronics, digital electronics, mixed-signal electronics, VLSI chips, instrumentation, sensors, signal processing, machine vision, communications, control systems, robotics, wireless devices, radar, electromagnetic fields, photonics, embedded controllers, networking, software development, biomedical devices, and computer architecture. Our School encircles all of these subdisciplines in its curriculum or research activities. Our students and fields of study make a positive difference to a world that needs technological and social solutions.

Contrary to popular myth, electrical and computer engineers fresh out of school not only get jobs, they get jobs that command high salaries from both large and small companies in Oklahoma and throughout the United States. Over 200 companies visited the Stillwater campus at the most recent career fair to recruit our graduates.

The future holds many opportunities for growth that will have a positive impact on our students and state-wide stakeholders. A new multidisciplinary, undergraduate teaching laboratory is slated to open in the next few years. This facility will allow College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT) students access to state-of-the-art laboratories and to work across disciplines in senior design activities, thus giving them exposure to real-world engineering design activities. With an estimated cost of $25 to $30 million, the laboratory will be located west of the Donald W. Reynolds School of Architecture Building on the northeast corner of Hester Street and Athletic Avenue.  To learn how you might contribute to this building project please contact us or visit http://www.ceat.okstate.edu/alumni-ceat-partners.

In addition to the excitement surrounding CEAT’s new building and laboratories, we are equally enthused about adding over six new faculty to the department during the next few years. These additional educators will allow us to increase our course offerings, reduce class sizes, and pursue new and exciting research opportunities.

Whether you are the son or daughter of an OSU alumni, a first generation college student, fresh out of high school, or a nontraditional student, we encourage you to apply to one of our programs. We are currently located in Engineering South on the Stillwater campus. Should you wish to visit or learn more about the OSU’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, please contact us at 405-744-5151.

Sincerely,
Jeffrey L. Young, Ph.D., P.E., IEEE Fellow
OSURF Endowed Chair of Engineering and Department Head