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The college’s 854-acre campus includes state-of-the-art facilities to support research and outreach efforts, including scientific, computer, and engineering classroom and laboratory space, as well as Knowledge Park, a 200-acre area of campus reserved for research and development facilities.
Opened in summer 2006, the Burke Center is a unique academic building that allows the college to combine the physical and intellectual resources of its two professional schools (business and engineering) to create an enhanced regional asset. At 160,000 square feet, the building includes a number of classrooms; computer and instructional laboratories; and space to facilitate faculty, staff, student, and private sector collaboration and entrepreneurship.
The Burke Center's engineering facilities include five computer-aided engineering labs; four plastics labs (manufacturing/processing, materials testing, medical plastics, quality assurance and metrology, secondary operations); seven manufacturing labs (rapid prototyping, programmable logic controllers, general manufacturing, advanced metalworking, two metrology labs, automation); nine electrical science labs (motors and circuits, microprocessors and embedded systems, signal processing, measurement and instrumentation, circuits and devices, electrical systems, advanced technology, software and digital design, circuit fabrication); two thermal and fluid sciences labs (wind tunnel, fluid and thermal sciences); four materials labs (testing, heat treating, clean room, secondary materials testing); and three research labs (bench top/computers, small- and medium-scale experiments, large-scale experiments).
The many services available through the Burke Center and associated faculty and staff members include:
Software – All software is served by the GE Foundation Computer Center’s Enterprise servers, offering a menu of business applications including: SAP, Crystal Reports, Cognos, Expert Choice, Project2007, Rational Rose, Sybase PowerDesigner, SQL Server, the Visual Studio .net suite, and more. Other general applications offered in the lab include: Microsoft Office 2007 suite, Corel Office 2000 suite, Macromedia Web development and animation tools, and Java development software. Registered students can use their home PCs to remotely run any software available in computer labs via a Web-based virtual lab connection.