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Smith College of Engineering and Technology Building: A New Smart Engineering Building

The Smith College of Engineering and Technology (SCET) has outgrown its current facilities. As of fall 2023, CET has 6,478 students with approximately one third of the students pursuing degrees in civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. The number of students pursuing these degrees continue to grow and we are in desperate need for a new building to accommodate this growth. We envision our students , faculty, industry and government partners collaborating in a modern, well-equipped, interactive environment to train a new generation of engineers and computer scientists, who are prepared to make immediate positive impact.

The new building will provide

  • Enhanced, collaborative learning environments using modular and flexible furnishings and spaces to accommodate emerging technologies
  • Experiential educational spaces and program-specific classrooms and labs that allow for hands-on learning experiences
  • Manufacturing facilities with designing, testing, and fabrication capabilities

Smith College of Engineering and Technology Building: A New Smart Engineering Building

Room Naming Opportunities

As of April 2024, we now have room naming opportunities for the new Scott M. Smith Engineering and Technology Building.
Click here to view the room naming opportunities brochure (pdf - last update 6/25/2024)

A True Experiential Facility

Smart Sensors

The building will be equipped with smart sensors to monitor structural loading, heat gain and heat loss, and vital internal and external environmental factors. It will use virtual and augmented reality to educate students and visitors about cybersecurity, structural design, building heating and cooling needs, human thermal comfort, indoor and outdoor air quality, water and energy consumption and waste, and sustainability. Also, temporal data collected will be used as a part of an AI system to make the building more responsive to the environmental factors and the occupants needs for maximum efficiency. Lessons learned through AI can also be used to design better future buildings.

Interactive Environments

In comfortable community spaces, students will develop a sense of ownership, forge collaborative learning, study, and participate in college and government and industry sponsored events.

Creative and Entrepreneurial Support Spaces

Dedicated spaces for student capstone projects and design studios will enhance student learning.

Estimated total building cost:

$110 million

While most of the total building cost has been achieved, including a recent significant $25 million gift from Scott M. Smith and his wife Karen Smith, we still have a little ways to go. 

As of May 2024 we are working to raise the last $7.5 million.   

As part of this last stretch, naming opportunities have been made available for the lab spaces in the new building. 


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