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Clarence L. Coates

Retired, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Purdue University
1994 DESA Recipient
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  • B.S., M.S. Electrical Engineering, 1944 & 1948

In his exemplary career in higher education, Clarence L. Coates constantly sought the best for electrical engineering students, his faculty, his university, and the engineering profession.

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times