WMU’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is located at the heart of the University’s Parkview Campus. The 343,000-square-foot facility was completed in the fall of 2003. The $100 million high-tech academic facility is the University’s largest.
The building features two two-story brick wings—each more than 600 feet long—joined by a central glass hub. The entire engineering complex, which includes two attached parking ramps, a Paper Coating Pilot Plant that was opened in 2003 and an energy resource center, is a major component to the Parkview Campus. The new 265-acre campus, which is three miles south of WMU’s main Kalamazoo campus, also includes a Business Technology and Research Park. The BTR park has been designated a Michigan SmartZone and is home to 42 companies in the life sciences, information technology and advanced engineering.
The facility includes seven computer teaching labs, 75 research and teaching laboratories, and a number of flexible classroom and lecture spaces. Many features are aimed specifically at student study and research needs, including study lounges and breakout rooms where small groups can work together on engineering projects. The facility is a wireless computing environment, but also includes extensive hard wiring for high-end computing needs and interactive instruction. [more]
The Strategic Self-Study Process of 1999-2000 has developed a Vision and Mission Statement for the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. [more]
A hand-picked staff eager to tackle any issues, engineering or otherwise, that students may be interested in. [more]
The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences hosts many presentations and lectures to the college around the year, including the College-wide convocation presentation and the Engineers Week dinner. [more]