Western Michigan University’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is located at the heart of the University’s Parkview Campus in Floyd Hall. 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 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.
The faculty, advisors and staff are dedicated to having you receive the best education possible by getting you involved in activities starting with your freshman year. We will keep you informed of the top trends in the engineering industry, teach you how to interact and compete in a global market, and inspire you to reach for new solutions.
- Educate: develop career-ready engineering and applied science graduates for success in the global market;
- Discover: advance knowledge and innovation through high-quality research, teaching, and student engagement;
- Inspire: prepare our learning community for lifelong excellence, ethical behavior, and professional leadership;
- Transform: cultivate an inclusive learning environment, contributing to diversity in the engineering workforce; and
- Respond: answer challenges in our local and global communities to improve the well-being of society.