Excitement Builds for New Building

Both UTC campus newcomers and vintage friends marvel as they turn off McCallie Avenue onto Palmetto and see the construction of the impressive Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics Building, located across from the Fine Arts Building on Vine Street.

"It is exciting to be able to watch a first class facility being built in front of our eyes," according to Dr. Jim Henry, professor in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

You are welcome to view photos of the construction by visiting http://www.utc.edu/~engrcs/building.html. Or, if you would like to see the live video feed of the new building, you can click on http://cecacam1.ceca.utc.edu/view/view.shtml (No Longer Available.)

By early summer 2003, the building is expected to be completed, and engineering and computer science faculty will have bragging rights to the largest facility on campus. Funded by the state at $28.8 million, the structure will actually hold two buildings. The East Building will be used for office space, and the West Building will house computational laboratory facilities, with some of them being on-line labs operational on the Internet, state of the art classroom,s and auditoriums.

"Windows between the laboratories and hallway will allow visitors, faculty and students to view the learning process. And in the laboratories, we will be able to demonstrate world class developments that UTC faculty have made over the last 10-20 years," Henry said.

Additionally, advanced teaching resources and research facilities will be included in the design. Faculty and students anticipate the new Computational Engineering doctoral program will also be housed in the new UTC facility.

New technology, developed at UTC, will allow students the option of doing their work on campus or at home through a continuous Internet connection. These on-line labs will remain open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, according to Henry.

For more information about each program, click on the links below.


Computer Science