College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology has an extensive array of laboratories (too numerous to list here) to support programs in electrical engineering, engineering technology, industrial and systems engineering, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, and mechatronics engineering.

Among the college’s facilities:


Microelectronics Research and Development Laboratory

A $1.5 million Community Project Funding grant in late 2022 is helping to transform the existing 4,200-square-foot cleanroom space into a state-of-the-art fabrication lab dedicated to microchip research, design, workforce development and small business innovation and prototyping. The improvements will allow faculty and students to focus on three areas of direct relevance to the U.S. economy and national security: microelectronic devices, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and chemical/biological sensors. The lab will support the needs of the local industries through workforce development, training and research. It also will serve as a valuable resource for high-tech industry start-ups to prototype and test their designs.

Automation Laboratory

This facility features the latest technology in automation, including:

  • Six axis Denso robot (two stations).
  • LC trainer stations.
  • Four axis Denso robot (two stations).
  • Pneumatic test stand connected to the PLC used to simulate sequencing in PLC Lab (13 stations).
  • Assembly cell details showing vision system integrated with robotics and used in an automated assembly and sorting cell.
  • DVT vision system mounted on a modular conveyor used for part identification in part sorting.
  • Integrated automation cell using conveyor unit, vision system, PLC and actuators for parts sorting (6 stations).
  • Computer systems used to program PLCs (13 stations).
  • Z-Corp rapid prototyping system.

Baxter Reliability Lab

The lab is equipped to meet thermal, vibration and functional test requirements. External customers may provide their own specific test requirements. The facility is able to handle a variety of product validation requirements, product robustness testing (HALT), electrical stress testing and accelerated-life testing. Additional reliability functions provided include thermal analysis, reliability prediction and warranty calculations.

OMRON Robotics and Mechatronics Lab

This lab supports cutting-edge research and is well equipped with oscilloscopes, soldering stations and a Fanuc Robotic Manipulator. The facility boasts two advanced robotic research stations, three large breakout research platforms, a telenet projection media system and much more.

Building Energy Efficiency, Ergonomics and Management Laboratory

This laboratory focuses on three primary areas of research: human-centric intelligent building control systems, reconfigurable lighting tests and luminaire design and testing.

Mitutoyo Metrology Lab

Developed to instruct students in the art and science of measurement, the lab contains the following measurement equipment:

  • Surface profilometer.
  • Gage blocks.
  • Diameter Gages.

Materials Analysis Laboratory

The lab boasts three testing machines: tensile, torsion and compression, all of which test samples until failure occurs. Several microscopes and digital imaging systems help characterize the internal structure of materials.

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