Winston Hall opens, housing civil, chemical, and electrical engineering courses. It was named for second college president George Tayloe Winston.
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Department of Physics were established when the Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering separated into two programs
The Electrical Engineering Department is receives accreditation the Engineer's Council for Professional Development.
Robert Clemons received a professional degree in Electrical Engineering (PREE), becoming the first African-American to graduate from NC State.
Irwin Holmes earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, making him the first African-American undergraduate to receive a degree at NC State. Further documentation of Irwin Holmes's life exists at DigitalNC.
Alice Cline becomes the first woman at NC State to receive a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering.
The Department of Electrical Engineering is renamed the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Calvin H. Carter, Jr., was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree. He had previously earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1977 and a Master of Science degree in 1980. He later became co-founder of Cree, Inc., and was a 2002 recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
George B. Hoadley, Edward G. Manning, and William J. Barclay write A Brief History of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering: College of Engineering, North Carolina State University. An updated version of it exists on the departmental website.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering moves from Daniels Hall to Engineering Building II on Centennial Campus.
NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems is established to will develop technology that revolutionizes the power grid and speeds energy produced from solar panels, wind farms, fuel cells and other renewable sources into homes and businesses.
The NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) was established to create self-powered devices to help people monitor their health and understand how the surrounding environment affects it. With both the ASSIST and FREEDM centers, NC State become the only university with two NSF engineering research centers.