The following labs, workspaces, and resources are available for first-year engineering students:
Innovation and Collaboration Studio (ICS)
ICS is a student-managed “makerspace” supported by the college and hosted by the Engineering Fundamentals program in Perkins Hall. It is a free resource open to engineering students every weekday from 9 to 5 p.m.
ICS provides resources in the form of technology, tools, and knowledge in order to help students materialize their ideas. ICS now has over 25 Fused Deposition Method printers, two Pegasus Touch resin printers, a desktop CNC mill and lathe, two laser cutters/engravers, a computer-controlled sewing machine, microcontrollers, robots, hand tools, electronic tools, and CAD/CAM software.
ICS can help with activities such as CAD modeling, 3D printing, basic electronics, robots, Arduinos, Raspberry Pi’s, and woodworking. Learn more about the Innovation and Collaboration Studio.
Engineering Fundamentals maintains a network of computers in Perkins Hall that is available to all engineering students, with priority given to students in Engineering Fundamentals classes. Computers are reserved for use by scheduled classes. Find out more information about using computers at UT.
Printers are also available for students in the EF computer labs. Find out more about printing in these EF labs.
Engineering Fundamentals has two study rooms inside Perkins for students to work on their engineering projects. The space allows for people to work both independently or collaborate with other engineering students. It is staffed in the afternoon by undergraduate teaching assistants who are there to help answer questions and work with students.
New Engineering Complex
In the fall of 2018, groundbreaking will begin on the next addition to UT’s campus for the as-yet-unnamed $129 million complex that will serve as the new home for the Jerry E. Stoneking engage™ Engineering Fundamentals and the Min H. and Yu-Fan Kao Innovation and Collaboration Studio. The complex, which is expected to open in late 2021, will present a new look for the university by creating a new entrance for campus via the Hill and surrounding areas. Learn more about the complex and our progress.