Published On: 03/24/2021Categories: Agbiosciences, Talent

UIndy Dedicates New Engineering Home

Reading Time: < 1 minute

The University of Indianapolis today held a dedication ceremony for the new home of the R.B. Annis School of Engineering. The university says the newly-renovated R.B. Annis Hall creates an expanded, state-of-the-art space that will have a major impact on students, industry partners and central Indiana. President Rob Manuel says the facility will help meet growing demand in the school’s engineering program.

“We’ve seen quite a bit of inquiries and applicants and students coming to be interested in these programs and I think once they see the facilities and they meet the now 19 new faculty that we just hired and kind of see what’s going to happen in the connection between them and the faculty and the facility, they’re going to be pretty impressed.”

Manuel and Ken Reid, associate dean and director of the school of engineering, talked about the new facility in an interview on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick.

Reid says the new facility brings several benefits to the university and its students.

“The thing that this building affords us the opportunity to do is to work with more students, of course, for expansion, but it also gives us some state-of-the-art lab space,” said Reid. “I think the exciting thing is our students have the chance to work with local partners, with our DesignSpine curriculum, and that is where students from their first year all the way to the fourth year are going to work with partners on real, authentic designs.”

Read more on this story here.

Source: Inside INdiana Business