PITTSBURGH (October 16, 2018) … Sometimes a learning environment needs to not only be inspiring, but also “electrifying.”The Swanson School of Engineering’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering opened its Design
Education Laboratory at the beginning of the fall semester 2018. The space combines cutting-edge technology with a sleek, contemporary design to reflect the modernization of the department, which has been taking place over the past few semesters.“The
new lab is the showcase of the ECE department, not just for its looks but also the functionality,” says James Lyle, ECE department technology lead.
“The space brings together everything an electrical and computer engineer can do. It provides an environment for our students to gain the knowledge and experience to build things on their own.”Located on the 12th floor of Benedum Hall, the
lab serves as a classroom, a meeting place for workshops and study space. It’s open 24 hours and gives students access to a variety of tools and equipment.
Professors and instructors can use the smart TVs during their lessons and demonstrations, and students can use them to facilitate group projects. They are fully accessible by students for wireless pairing with their smart phones, laptops or other devices.
Matt Cichowicz, Communications Writer, 10/16/2018
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