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Facilities and Infrastructure

Facilities and Infrastructure

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering have more than one million square feet of space in 10 existing facilities, providing room for our growing faculty to advance use-inspired research.

In fall 2011, our new eSpace design studio opened. For our new freshmen, the lab portion of many Introduction to Engineering classes, FSE 100, is scheduled in this open, engaging space designed to build excitement about engineering and foster collaboration.

Working in teams, students in FSE 100 are introduced to the profession as they learn the engineering design process, engineering models and critical communication skills. These two-credit classes include one hour of lecture and two hours of lab.

Lab time enables students to do actual engineering work from the beginning of their academic experience at ASU. Freshmen participate in multiple team-based projects culminating in a final project during the last half of the semester. These projects include hydroelectric power generators, solar cars, robotics and solar power generation systems.

Teams participating in Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) also use the studio to plan their entrepreneurial service projects and test proposed solutions.

The eSpace studio is part of our larger initiative to create innovative, hands-on learning spaces for students.

ASU’s Biodesign Institute, home to 10 research centers, is a conduit for Fulton Engineering faculty in environmental engineering, materials science and engineering, electrical engineering and biomedical engineering to merge their expertise with other ASU researchers. Research includes disease prevention and cures, reduction of injury-induced pain and physical limitations, and renewable and sustainable resources.

Biodesign includes 350,000 square feet of space, designed to promote interaction among nearly 600 faculty, staff and students. It was the first facility in Arizona to earn platinum-level LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

The Brickyard complex on Mill Avenue houses engineering classrooms, the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision System Engineering, ASU’s Decision Theater and the Engineering Dean’s Office.

The Engineering Center is an interconnected research and instruction complex. It houses labs, classrooms and administrative offices for Fulton Engineering and is home to the new eSpace design and prototyping studio.

The Engineering Research Center houses research on advanced semiconductor and material technologies, power systems and electronics, and computational sciences.

The 7,500 square-foot Engineering Student Center features study pods, a wireless access facility, a conference room, loaner laptop computers and meeting areas that can accommodate small groups for lectures and video presentations.

The Goldwater Center for Science and Engineering houses the wireless communications research center, school offices and materials growth and analysis research areas.

The Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building I provides flexible laboratories and collaborative spaces in biomedical engineering, neural engineering and molecular, tissue and cell engineering.

The Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building II is a high-bay research facility supporting research in advanced materials, transportation planning, geotechnical engineering, fluid dynamics and sustainable materials.

The Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV, estimated completion date 2012, will be the single-largest research building at ASU with about 300,000 gross square feet geared toward facilitating multi-institutional ventures.

MacroTechnology Works, a world-class research facility in ASU’s Research Park, brings market input and business process into the academic laboratory. MTW houses research programs in flexible electronics and flexible systems, solar energy and photovoltaics, and related collaborative research between the federal government, ASU and industry. The facility boasts a 40,000 square-foot clean room.

Urban Systems Engineering houses administrative and faculty offices as well as classrooms and labs for construction management, aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering degree programs.

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