Walter Banzhaf, P.E.
Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
College of Engineering, Technology, & Architecture
University of Hartford, Hartford, CT, U.S.A.

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and most particularly from those who still owe me money.

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Wally Banzhaf taught at Ward College of Technology, which merged with the College of Engineering to become CETA, from 1977 to 2006.


He was never the same after being struck by lightning while grading lab reports at his desk. Though he never found out how the student submitted an electrostatically charged lab report, he gave him a grade of A for high achievement and creativity. His office was always as neat as a pin; some say a pin factory where a large explosion had taken place. He was a volunteer firefighter for 39 years, and had to shave every morning so the Scott air pack mask would fit tight to his face. When the fire department rewarded his high chronological achievement (i.e. he got old) by kicking him out, he stopped shaving. Lately he's been involved with the planning and construction of a new 330,000 gallon water tank which serves the 1350 residents of his village in the town of Simsbury. Wally enjoys tutoring a bit o' algebra and calculus, and having others tell him how beautiful the sunrise was, hours after it happened.

Historic photos of Ward College faculty, et al.

Click on this to see a bunch of stuff Wally did/wrote during his academic years.

Click here to see his schedule & office hours.

These are a few of my favorite things (sing along if you know the tune).