Establishing Excellence: 1960 to 1979

1961

First M.S. degrees are conferred. They are in Electrical Engineering.

1963

Civil Engineering receives the College’s first sponsored research project from the U.S. Department of Defense.

1964 Freedom Protests

1966

R. Buckminster Fuller comes to teach during Spring semester, bringing ideas about dymaxion car, dymaxion house, geodesic dome, and urban planning.

1967

SJSU Mugcourtesy of Mark Rand, BS Civil Engineering 1967

San Jose State becomes one of the first 3 universities in the country to earn accreditation for its new Industrial Technology degree.

1968

Paul A. Lang at Eng Building
Paul A. Lang, BSCE '69, with friend's Cobra in front of the SJSU Engineering building.

1971

Dr. James E. Roberts is appointed Dean.

1972

The Flying Twenty become the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Flying Champions!

1975

SJSU student chapter of Society of Women Engineers is founded. 4% of engineering students are women.

1977

SJSU chapter of Black Alliance of Scientists and Engineers established.

Jay Pinson1979

Dr. Jay Pinson is appointed Dean.

1979

College enters the 5th annual Human Powered Speed Championships at Ontario Motor Speedway.