Engineering and Applied Sciences Center
University of Cincinnati
In 2013, the College of Engineering constructed a state-of-the-art learning center in Rhodes Hall as the academic home for engineering students during their freshman and sophomore years. Included in this project are both experimental and educational laboratory spaces. These spaces are situated throughout the floor and programmatically integrated with the faculty offices and large open interaction spaces designed to promote collaboration and networking between faculty and students.
The College’s goal is to revolutionize engineering education through a dynamic, engaging and immersive environment that raises the bar and sets the standard for engineering education. To this end, the laboratories provide highly flexible, adaptable space to support the evolving freshmen curriculum. Large mobile benches facilitate rearranging the labs for lectures, project-based activities and small group tutoring. Special features include touch screen monitors, copy cameras and multiple projection surfaces that can also be written on to encourage the free-flowing thought that engineering problem solving requires. Cutting-edge technology enables the labs to fully engage today’s tech-savvy student