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  • Over half of our faculty regularly includes undergraduates in their research groups. Many of these students co‐author papers and attend international technical conference where they can meet the technical leaders of both today and tomorrow.

  • Hwa C. Torng’s, ‘60, research was the benchmark for Intel’s Pentium chips which enabled processors to read, evaluate, and execute instructions. It is widely, if not universally, installed in processors, and is the 7th most cited hardware patent in the U.S.

  • The 2013 class mean starting salary for a Cornell ECE Bachelor's degree recipient was $72,637.

  • Employers of our graduates include Accenture, Citigroup Global Markets, Draper Laboratory, Epic, Ernst & Young Consulting, Goldman Sachs, Google, IBM, Intel, JRI-America, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Northrop Grumman, Proctor & Gamble, Qualcomm, Raytheon, Ropes & Gray, Space Systems Loral, The Nielsen Company, and the U.S. Air Force.

  • ECE faculty include 12 IEEE Fellows, 10 National Science CAREER recipients, 5 DARPA/ONR/Air Force Young Investigators, 2 PECASE recipients, and 1 MacArthur Fellow, just to name a few.

  • Cornell University introduced the nation’s (and the world’s) first course of study in electrical engineering in 1883.

  • Edward D Wolf and facility staff member Nelson Allen designed and built the biolistic particle delivery system popularly called the Gene Gun. When purchased by DuPont in 1990 it generated the largest single royalty payment ever made in University history to date.

  • Wilson Greatbatch, ‘50 is responsible for inventing the cardiac pacemaker.

  • Malcolm S. McIlroy, ‘23 created the Electric Analyzer for Fluid Distribution Systems (Patent 2, 509, 024) a device whose tungsten lamp lit up with varying degrees of intensity to indicate change in fluid pressure of municipal gas or water pipes.

  • The Electric Wave Form Tracer was created by Harris J. Ryan, 1887, his new technology was applied to versatile monitors for modern cathode-ray oscilloscopes, television sets, radar and computers.

  • US Patent 502, 384 Dynamo-Electric Machine or Motor, was also created by Harris J. Ryan 1887, which overcame a major defect in the operation of DC (direct-current) machinery.

  • Harris J Ryan, 1887 grad built one of America’s first high voltage transformers in Ithaca NY.

  • 47% of our undergraduate class goes on to pursue advanced graduate degrees in engineering, medicine, law, and business at top schools such as: Stanford, Berkeley, Princeton, and Colombia University. 53% of our undergraduates find employment at companies ranging from large scale multinational engineering corporations to cutting‐edge start‐up companies.

  • Cornell ECE has been consistently among the Top Ten nationally ranked programs according to U.S. News & World Report.

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