Career Award Winner Participates in Campus Engineering Panel

Chuck Peddle, who was on campus to receive the Alumni Career Award, delivered a keynote speech on Friday, April 5th at “Disruptive Innovation,” a moderated panel presented by the College of Engineering.

Peddle’s involvement in the development of the 6502 microprocessor, the first affordable mass-produced chip, led to the first personal computers. He graduated from UMaine in 1959 with a degree in engineering physics. 

In the above photo, Peddle is flanked by Student Alumni Ambassador Hans Croft ’21 and Peddle’s partner Kathleen Shaeffer.