Charles B. Seibert

A portrait of Charles Seibert

Inducted:

05/02/1992

Degrees:

B.S. Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1930 
 M.S. Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1932

Charles B. Seibert was a native of Martinsburg, WV. He received his BSEE degree from WVU in 1930 and an MSEE degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1932. Charlie and his wife had three children, a son James and two daughters, Molly and Elizabeth. Charlie died in June 1961.

Mr. Seibert joined the Electrical Engineering Department faculty in 1934. He remained on the faculty until his death in 1961. At the time of his death, he was a full professor. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu.

Soon after he joined the staff, he organized a non-credit "Volunteer Class" that met three times a week for an hour or more to study the Fundamentals of Electronics. That was the start of electronics in the department. Later a formal 3 or 4 hour class was approved by the college. At the time of his death, most of the electronics courses in the curriculum were organized by Charlie. Under his supervision a curriculum designated as the "Communications Option" was offered in the department.