Overview

Carleton’s new Engineering Design Centre will provide dedicated space for students as they collaborate on Capstone projects. Alumni often share that these projects were their most important educational experience and fondest memory.

Support from alumni and friends will ensure students working on Capstone projects have access to the latest equipment, technologies and other critical resources.

The Background

It is vital to create this new hub of activity and space for Capstone projects and to ensure it is equipped to meet the needs of students today and in the future.

Now under construction, the Engineering Design Centre will include:

  • workshop bays for fourth-year Capstone projects;
  • formal and informal meeting space that encourages students to connect with one another, discuss projects and exchange ideas;
  • design rooms outfitted with presentation technology, allowing for everything from small group discussions to formal meetings and presentations;
  • a makerspace that will provide access to vital equipment (laser and waterjet cutters, 3D printers, saws and routers, etc.); and
  • a central atrium for community-building initiatives.

The Rollout

Gifts to the Engineering Design Centre Sustainability Fund will ensure students working on their Capstone projects are supported well into the future. Each year, the interest from this endowment fund will be used toward the purchase of critical equipment, cutting-edge technology and materials within the Engineering Design Centre.

The Impact

“As a purpose-built environment, the Engineering Design Centre will be the new hub of activity for our students and faculty,” says Larry Kostiuk, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Design. “It will not only support collaboration and provide students with space for experiential learning, but also help foster a sense of community within the faculty and on campus.”

Your generosity will support the student experience and student-led research, two areas essential to the continued success of our Faculty and to the engineering profession and its world-changing abilities. Because of you, Carleton Engineering will continue to graduate young engineers ready to ‘hit the ground running’ and lead the profession.

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