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Fifty years of excellence in teaching, research and service by our faculty has certainly transformed the College. Today, it continues to promote the advancement of engineering knowledge in ways including and beyond the orthodox routes. Through the years, we have continuously provided a dynamic learning environment for our students that embraces high ethical, multicultural, and global standards. It is due in no small part to our innovative students, the College continues to develop new ideas, products, processes, and solve real engineering problems impacting the region, the Commonwealth, and the nation.

The new Engineering Systems Research and Academics Building will allow the College to grow and offer new opportunities for student learning, while working toward the vision of becoming a world-class engineering college connecting knowledge, practice, and research. The theme of the building is developing engineering systems with the pedagogical paradigms of Learn-by-Doing and Learn-by-Discovery, or what we locally call, LD2.

This 55,000 sq. ft., two-story building will provide student reconfigurable project studios, called student design labs, encouraging interdisciplinary project teamwork to prepare our students for the project-based and competition-excited learning environment. Additionally, our national and international student project competition teams will gain valuable studio space for design, testing, and development, giving them a competitive advantage. We place a high priority on the value-added to student learning experiences through the national, international design competitions and we look forward to better engaging our students with their programs which will result in improved retention and graduation rates.

Additional Student Benefits of Design Labs:

  • Work with real-world, challenging projects< /li>
  • Multidisciplinary teamwork
  • Experiencing the "engineering process" from problem recognition through implementation
  • Communication and collaboration skills
  • Internship and career opportunities
  • Published on: January 1, 2013