USD Engineering Gains Honor Society Chapter

The University of San Diego’s first graduating class of engineering students — consisting of five electrical engineers in 1991 — provided a significant milestone under its founding director and engineering professor Thomas Kanneman.

Since then, the program has been on a growth spurt. Two major disciplines, industrial and systems, and mechanical engineering were added, graduated classes and achieved ABET accreditation. A unique dual-degree (BA/BS) curriculum followed and was taught by a small, but dedicated group of faculty members. Their knowledge was relayed to creative students whose ideas covered everything from robots, sustainability and interdisciplinary projects to one that expanded its impact as far away as bringing solar power to a Sudanese village. (Full Story