University Of Wyoming Has New World Class Engineering FacilityBy Jane Reed, UniversityHerald Reporter
The University of Wyoming Engineering Hall is opening its doors to the public with a new engineering facility. The new facility is said to be designed to foster innovation.
The University of Wyoming's engineering Dean, Michael Pishko, says that the aim of the facility is to create a place that is intricately new. Which means the area will focus on new methods and teaching styles, ones that are not already being done in the curriculum. Students will see teaching models from some of the best engineering facilities in the world.
To explain this new facility further, Pishko adds that Wyoming is going to change from a college lecture-based teaching model to an active learning style.
Wyoming is patterning its new facility to that of Texas A&M, Stanford and even Georgia Tech. These schools have gained recognition for supporting engineering research and education. The facility is not just a building for students to learn. According to reports, the building features spaces that can be re-purposed into different kinds of learning and teaching approaches.
Everything in the set up can be moved to fulfill a specific need such as restructuring the place to become a workshop or an activity area. It enables students to interact and collaborate on researches and projects.
University of Wyoming's new area is identified as a state of the art installation. According to the Trib, it is going to support a new method in teaching style and inculcate partnerships and business ventures. In addition to the facility, the college also has a 3-D printing machine ready for use, robotics and electronics area for students to develop prototypes and practice problem solving methods. The building is four stories high and includes simulation labs, manufacturing labs and the necessary collaborative spaces for meetings and more.
Pishko also adds that they will touch on the business aspect as well. The facility will also include a Technology Business Center for students to learn how start ups work.