Facilities

Because our majors benefit from hands-on experiences to to assist in their learning, they need up-to-date labs and research facilities. Each department maintains and updates its learning facilities to provide real-world and technology experiences for their students. In addition, certain labs were created to focus on one type of research, led by faculty in the department.

METAL is a project devoted to the technical aspects of musical acoustics, particularly those involving guitars.

The ACSL is a place where students develop ways to better understand the interactions that affect the performance of distributed computing systems and manage distributed computing resources to achieve reliable and sustained performance.

Along with a variety of equipment for teaching lab-based undergraduate thermal and fluid science courses, the facility also features computer-controlled heating and cooling systems that mimic the types of equipment found in modern commercial buildings.

The primary purpose of this laboratory is undergraduate education for integrated manufacturing. All areas are equipped with the latest in manufacturing software and hardware technologies to support a fully functional state-of-the-practice manufacturing facility.

The BoilerMAKER lab is a place where students can go to make their virtual designs real.  This lab is available to all College of Technology students and teams.  The lab is open to the students from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. This lab also has a six-person conference room (Knoy 155A) that is available for student and faculty use that includes a 60” LCD panel for displaying student projects / presentations.

The Communications and Anechoic Test Chamber Lab provides students with an environment where they are able to explore as well as develop the skills and knowledge in order to create new processes, new innovations, new technology in order to increase efficiency and performance.

The ECET Digital Lab is a place where ECET students can go to learn and work in a digital environment.

The ECET Power Lab provides students with an environment where they are able to explore as well as develop the skills and knowledge in order to create new processes, new innovations, new technology in order to increase efficiency and performance.

The ECET Projects Lab is a facility where students can work on their ECET projects.

The ECET Open Lab provides 24 fully equipped stations for students to work on ECET program relevant tasks such as homework, lab assignments and projects. Each station is furnished with soldering equipment and essential test equipment including a digital oscilloscope, a low voltage multi-output DC supply, a digital multi-meter and a function generator.  The latest in computer workstations is provided with a suite of programs for PCB design, analog and digital system simulation, software development as well as office software including Word, Excel, Power-Point etc.

The Experimental Mechanics Laboratory has approximately 1,200 square feet and accommodates 16-24 students.  The lab is primarily used for classroom instruction and student projects. The projects range from required undergraduate class‐related projects to graduate student and faculty research.

The Gateway Fundamentals Lab provides students with an environment where they are able to explore and develop skills and knowledge allowing for the creation of new processes, innovations, and technology with a focus on increasing efficiency and performance.

The Grid Efficiency Lab (GEL) (formally Smart Meter Integration Lab (SMIL) -- provides an environment where faculty, industry persons, and students would be able to explore and develop new innovations to increase efficiency of electric power distribution grid and to reduce per capita electric power consumption by integrating modern power technologies, communication technologies, consumer behaviors, and energy management.

Considered by many to be the best fluid power teaching facility in the United States, the lab provides the ideal setting for education and research in fluid power (hydraulics and pneumatics), machine controls and data acquisition. State of the art lab equipment allows students to have hands‐on experience in fluid power, learning the basics of hydraulic and pneumatic components, studying hydraulic, pneumatic and electric circuits, computer simulation and data acquisition.

The High Frequency Milling Lab provides students with an environment where they are able to explore as well as develop the skills and knowledge in order to create new processes, new innovations, new technology in order to increase efficiency and performance.

The MET/MFET High Speed Machining Center is equipped with a multitude of automated and manual material removal devices.

The Integrated Sensing and Smart Solutions Lab provides students with an environment where they are able to explore as well as develop the skills and knowledge in order to create new processes, new innovations, new technology in order to increase efficiency and performance.

 

 

  • The mission of the Power Electronics Development and Application Lab (PEDAL) is to promote integrated, high efficiency, electronics solutions to all possible applications among industry, manufacturers, students, and educators.

The Margaret R. Taber Microcomputer Lab provides students with an environment where they are able to explore as well as develop the skills and knowledge in order to create new processes, new innovations, new technology in order to increase efficiency and performance.

The materials lab allows students to put theory into practice and experience firsthand how materials are influenced by chemistry, deformation process, impact and heat treating.

The Metal Castings Laboratory provides instruction and research in casting and solidification processing of metals and alloys. The lab provides students opportunities to put theory into practice and experience firsthand how to make castings and use simulation tools for improving the quality of castings.

Within this lab, students are provided with equipment to characterize all aspects of a given part, including size, shape, feature location, surface roughness, etc…

The Multidisciplinary Design Laboratory (MDL) is aiming to 21st century industrial product innovation and development. It provides a platform for innovative multidisciplinary product design. The MDL gives students career skills training and lets them share creative ideas, stretch out-of-box thinking, exercise their talents and prototype their dream based on real-world experience and requirements. The MDL supports MET 400 (Capstone Design). It also provides research and development facilities for MET doctoral and master’s students.

The Plastics Manufacturing Laboratory provides students with an environment where they are able to explore as well as develop the skills and knowledge in order to create new processes, new innovations, new technology in order to increase efficiency and performance.

The Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) lab provides student experience including imaging of surface topography, measurements of material characteristics and manipulation at the nanoscale.  The Bruker Innova SPM allows for a variety of SPM modes with resolutions of 0.5nm in X/ Y and 0.1nm resolution in the Z axis.  The system is used for teaching and research activities.

The Welding Laboratory provides students with an environment where they are able to develop beneficial skills and knowledge in SMAW, GMAW, and resistance welding techniques.