Messenger - Vol. 2, No. 1, Page 24 Fall 1992 Celebrating 100 years of engineering at U.D. The University of Delaware College of Engineering, recognized as one of the nation's finest engineering schools, is marking the 100th anniversary of its first graduating class. The year-long celebration launching the college into its "Second Century of Excellence in Engineering" will include a number of events, beginning with a Homecoming tailgate party. The highlight of the centennial celebration will be on the first day of National Engineers Week, Monday, Feb. 15, when alumni will be invited to return to their respective departments for special seminars and join in the centennial banquet at 5:30 p.m. in Clayton Hall. A history of the college is also being prepared by Mark Clark, Delaware '92Ph.D., who intends to have the document available at the February banquet. In 1891, two engineering departments were formed, one in civil engineering and the other in mechanical and electrical engineering. Although civil engineering courses had been taught since the 1850s at Delaware College, now the University, the first undergraduate engineering degree was not awarded until 1892.