Elon's Engineering students have the advantage of first-rate computer and electronics labs in the $17.2 million Dalton L. McMichael Sr. Science Center, which opened in the fall of 1998 to house Elon's expanding science program and support a significant undergraduate research program.
The 81,000-square-foot facility, which houses the biology, physics and chemistry departments as well as the Engineering program, features teaching labs, student research labs, computers loaded with the most current software, faculty offices, reading and conference rooms, and high-tech instrument packages.
These spacious classrooms and laboratories allow students to interact with faculty and other students and work on projects in the same area. In addition, data projectors allow faculty to use technology to enhance their presentations.
A new addition to the Elon Engineering facilities is the Hampl Engineering Workshop, which allows Engineering students to gain practical experience by applying principles taught in the classroom.
Students are able to build prototypes of vehicles and structures and test basic engineering theories. The workshop contains basic tools for metal and wood works, such as hand drills, hacksaws and soldering equipment.
The workshop, which is located adjacent to the Dalton L. McMichael Sr. Science Center, was made possible by a lead gift by Elon parents Bernhard and Carmen Hampl of New Canaan, Conn., and gifts from other parents.
To support the Engineering program at Elon and the activities of the workshop, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 877-784-3566.