March 2018 Construction Program Update
Multidisciplinary laboratory space in Zachry Engineering Education Complex
In addition to active learning studios for class instruction, the Zachry Engineering Education Complex (ZACH) will offer students 30,000 square feet of multidisciplinary, hands-on learning laboratory space. These learning laboratories will be common lab spaces, which are flexible, shared spaces that ensure the facility can be utilized efficiently. Equipment duplication is minimized, and lab space will be available during greatly expanded hours to all students who complete safety certification. These multidisciplinary labs will accommodate more than 50 courses each semester.
The labs span three floors in Zachry and are grouped into nine focus areas: materials, fluids, high bay, large-scale processes, controls, cyber-physical and transport phenomena. Read the full article by Dr. David Staack, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Site clearing is underway for the new E-Quad. Located between the Zachry Engineering Education Complex, Wisenbaker Engineering Building, Dwight Look Engineering Building and Haynes Engineering Building, the E-Quad will offer park-like seating with food truck hook ups, beautiful green space, art, an engineering walk and outdoor study areas.
Rendering by Coleman & Associates
Faculty Teaching Technology Training
Training sessions are available for faculty who are scheduled or interested in teaching in the Zachry Education Complex. There are several sessions scheduled throughout the spring semester. All sessions will be held in ETB 2026. See a list of session dates and times and sign up here.
Faculty Workshop Series Supports Active Learning
Faculty in the College of Engineering are participating in the Active Learning in Engineering Program (ALEP), a workshop series supporting faculty incorporating active learning strategies in the classroom. In addition to workshops, faculty are organizing or participating in community of scholars’ events. ALEP is a collaboration of the College of Engineering Center for Teaching Excellence and Instructional Technology Services. For more information, contact Dr. Sunay Palsole.
Did you know:
- The length of the new Zachry building, from north to south, is 440 ft, longer than a football field (360 ft).
- The new Zachry building is not home to any specific engineering department but is dedicated to multidisciplinary undergraduate engineering education. All Engineering Academic and Student Affairs offices will be located in ZACH.
- A student career center and a technology support center will also be located in the new Zachry building.