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From to he designed a course of study and research in electronics that focused on work with vacuum tubes, circuits, and instrumentation.

During his tenure, Dr. He also encouraged two of his graduate students, William Hewlett and David Packard, to form a company and house it there.

He was awarded the IRE Medal of Honor in for “his many contributions to the radio and electronic industry as teacher, author, scientist and administrator”. That term was invented by a newspaper reporter three years after he had retired and it was never one he cared for, but his name and fame are now attached to it.

Many of his students went on to play key roles in the development of technology and industry. Terman greatly expanded the science, statistics and engineering departments in order to win research grants from the Department of Defense.

Other companies, some founded by other Stanford alumni, moved nearby and by the end of the war the Stanford Industrial Park was thriving. Skip to main content. He also wrote one of the most important books on fadio and radio engineering. Terman returned to Stanford where he taught electrical engineering. The industrial park he envisioned is still one of the biggest and most successful in the world.


The interview was part of a series done for the Palo Alto 75th anniversary celebration. Terman became a founding member of the National Academy of Engineering. After he recovered, Dr. View the list of titles in the collection.

Frederick Emmons Terman Book Collection. Fred Terman died on December 19,at the age of Stanford University Press, Perhaps more than any other individual since the university’s start, he left his mark on Stanford University. Status message The Stanford Libraries will be operating on a reduced schedule during the Stanford Winter Closure period December 22, – January 6, More information about schedules and affected services. Terman can be found in the Stanford Archives and Special Collections.

Frederick Emmons Terman Book Collection

For the most part they represent his personal copies of the various editions of his works in English and foreign language editions presented to him by friends, translators or publishers. Terman upon his retirement. His time at Stanford extended into 40 years of service as he moved from professor to dean to provost and eventually aand president. Terman attended Engiheering for both his undergraduate degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in electrical engineering, before finishing his Ph.

Additional material authored by, or wngineering about Dr. Upon completing his degree in he was offered an instructorship at MIT, but before he could begin it, he fell victim to a severe form of tuberculosis, which sent him to bed for a year and very nearly took his life.


These grants, in addition to the funds that patented research generated, helped to promote Stanford into the top ranks of the world’s first class educational institutions. Frederick Emmons Terman was a brilliant, though modest, electrical engineer, an inspiring educator, and a visionary and successful university executive.

Read the foreword to the book. Just prior to World War II, Terman suggested dedicating some of the unused land on the Engineerinf campus in Palo Alto as an industrial park, the first university-owned industrial park in the world.

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Terman again returned to Stanford, this time as Dean of the School of Engineering. To this day ” Electronic and Radio Engineering ” is still considered a good reference on those subjects.

The books in the Terman collection were left to the Engineering Library that bears his name by Dr. A printable version of this page can engineerihg downloaded.

Terman, Dean of Engineering.