“In Dick Weeks we have a great champion for our School of Engineering and a model of philanthropy for the entire university,” President Barchi said. “Through his vision and generosity, we have a facility that will contribute greatly to the prestige of being a Rutgers-educated engineer and will help us recruit outstanding students and scholars. We are grateful to him and to all those who contributed to the completion of this project.”
“Our School of Engineering applies cutting edge technologies and techniques that benefit society in a number of ways to solve problems and contribute to New Jersey and the world,” Interim Chancellor Molloy said. “Weeks Hall provides us with even greater opportunities to engage our students in research that addresses safer transportation, better infrastructure, responsible water resource management, and reducing the risks of plastics in waterways.
School of Engineering Dean Thomas Farris said, “Weeks Hall of Engineering anchors the School of Engineering on the Busch campus, serving as the gateway to the engineering complex of buildings. We designed this building with engineering students in mind from the collaborative touch down spaces and state-of-the-art laboratories to the smart classrooms and lecture halls. This is their home where they can learn collaboratively with each other and faculty, get inspired and become the innovators for the 21st century.”
Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering is an open and collaborative education center that includes two lecture halls and smart classrooms accommodating more than 700 students. Concept labs located on the first and second floors are used by students to work on team-based, often large scale projects. Students also have access to conference rooms, open study space, and smaller one-on-one meeting rooms. Dedicated laboratories allow for specialized research in robotics, aerospace, urban and coastal water systems, geo-environmental engineering, intelligent transportation, and manufacturing. The building also includes a clean room for scientific research.
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