George C. Shaad


George C. Shaad
George C. Shaad
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George Carl Shaad was born in Stratford, New York, May 5, 1878, of German parents. He secured the degree of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State College in 1900 and the professional degree of Electrical Engineer was granted him by the same institution in 1905.

On graduation he entered the Testing Department of the General Electric Company, later transferring to the Switchboard Engineering Department of that Company where he remained until September of 1902. He was appointed instructor in Electrical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin in 1902 and taught in that institution until 1906, when he joined the teaching staff of the Electrical Engineering Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an assistant professor. In 1907 he was made an associate professor at M. I. T. When the electrical work at the University of Kansas was separated from the Department of Physics in 1909 he accepted the appointment as Professor of Electrical Engineering in charge of the department at that institution and he has retained his connection with the University of Kansas to date. He acted as Dean of the School of Engineering and Architecture and was in charge of the S. A. T. C. work in 1917-18. Since October, 1927, he has held the position of Dean of the School of Engineering and Architecture at the University of Kansas.

He has been employed in engineering work along with his teaching duties and acts in a consulting capacity in connection with engineering problems. In addition to local engineering organizations he was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education. He became an associate in the AIEE in 1903, and transferred to the grade of Fellow in 1913. He has been associated with the work of Student Branches of the Institute since its beginning and for the past three years has been Student Branch Counselor delegate for the Seventh Geographical District. He has also served as chairman of the Kansas City Section.

Shaad died on July 9th, 1936.