Dedication of the Center for Engineering Education and Research (CEER) took place in June 1998. The multi-million dollar facility provides leading edge technological support for teaching and research in the College of Engineering. The 88,400 square-foot structure houses 30 instructional and research laboratories, a computer-aided engineering center, award winning distance education facilities, an interdisciplinary student projects laboratory, student group study areas, and a multi-media lecture hall seating 140. The College of Engineering administrative offices are also located in CEER.
The Chemical Engineering Department maintains modern laboratory facilities to support both undergraduate and graduate educational programs, as well as research. Experimental capabilities range from demonstration of fundamental principles in bench-scale or pilot-scale equipment to hands-on experience with fully integrated, industrial scale process equipment. Dedicated research laboratories support several ongoing faculty research programs. In addition, the department maintains extensive general purpose laboratory capabilities for those students who carry out independent investigations as part of their program of studies.
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is committed to "hands-on" education in its experimental, computational, and design laboratories. Facilities are currently dedicated to instruction and research capabilities in geotechnical testing, environmental, geology, structural, measurements, fluid mechanics and hydraulics.
The new Structural Engineering Teaching and Research Laboratory advances the College of Engineering’s innovative undergraduate curriculum integrating teaching and research. The scope and impact of undergraduate, graduate and faculty research is expanding through interdisciplinary studies on structural materials and structural systems made possible through this state-of-the-art facility.
The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department laboratory facilities are available to serve as important components of study in specialized areas as well as for core studies. Laboratories are currently in place for instruction and research in Control Systems, Digital Systems and Microprocessors, Electronics, Signal Processing, Intelligent Systems, Solid State Devices, Microwaves, Microcontrollers, Audio, Advanced Computer Systems, Antenna Anechoic Chamber, Antenna Research, Communications, Student Projects.
The Mechanical Engineering Department laboratories provide an environment for students to reinforce their understanding of the fundamental principles of mechanical engineering and apply that knowledge in experimental analysis and problem-solving. Laboratories currently available include Manufacturing Processes, Thermodynamics, Engine Testing, Materials Testing and Material Science, Vibration, Stress, Heat Transfer, and Wind Tunnel.