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Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Engineering at Michigan

1854-2004

 
 
Engineering at Michigan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, December 8, 2016
1. Engineering at Michigan Marker
Inscription. The first public university in America to award degrees in engineering, the University of Michigan was among the earliest institutions of higher education to offer programs in aeronautical engineering, chemical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, metallurgical engineering, naval architecture and marine engineering, and nuclear engineering. From these early beginnings, the College of Engineering and its alumni have pioneered developments in surveying, automotive engineering, space travel, holography, information technology, microelectromechanical systems, and numerous other areas. By 2003-2004, its sesquicentennial anniversary year, Michigan Engineering comprised eleven nationally renowned academic departments, numerous interdisciplinary and international programs, 400 teaching and research faculty, 7,500 students, and more than 20 buildings, and remained a leader in engineering education and research.
 
Location. 42° 16.521′ N, 83° 44.169′ W. Marker is in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South University Avenue and East University Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is just inside the arch through West Hall on the right side. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1085 South University Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
West Hall Archway image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, December 8, 2016
2. West Hall Archway
Marker is just inside the archway on the right side.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Denison Archway (a few steps from this marker); The Corners of South University and East University Avenues (within shouting distance of this marker); Social and Political Change on South University (within shouting distance of this marker); East University Avenue Campus Boundary (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Michigan Summer Symposium in Theoretical Physics (about 500 feet away); William L. Clements Library (about 500 feet away); Martha Cook Building (about 500 feet away); First Medical Buildings (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ann Arbor.
 
Also see . . .
1. University of Michigan College of Engineering. Information about the University of Michigan College of Engineering, including a brief history, at Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 11, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 

2. West Engineering Building. (Submitted on October 9, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Categories. Education
 
<i>Ann Arbor, Mich.  Engineering Building - University of Michigan.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by Sheehan & Co., University Booksellers, circa 1908
3. Ann Arbor, Mich. Engineering Building - University of Michigan.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   3. submitted on December 12, 2016.
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