The late industrialist and philanthropist Henry M. Rowan had a vision for first class, innovative engineering education at the university that today bears his name. That vision has become more vividly realized with the opening of Rowan University’s state-of-the-art Engineering Hall to serve the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering in Glassboro.
The Hall was established specifically to meet engineering enrollment demands, which have been increasing over the past several years. In addition to enabling the Engineering College to increase its enrollment from 1,500 today to 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students by 2023, Rowan will be able to expand its programing and grow its collaborations with business, industry and government.
The new Engineering Hall building creates a physically unified College of Engineering complex with the existing Rowan Hall building. Among the features are first-floor project labs that open to the outdoors, creating space for work on automotive engineering, solar array and drone technology projects; a sustainability wing, for studies on such fields as alternative energy; designated space for engineering clinicals, biomedical engineering labs for research and education; space for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) outreach initiatives; and water and hydrology, cell culture, and wireless communication labs.
With a campus roadway passing directly under the new Engineering College/Rowan Hall link bridge, which houses the dean’s offices and students’ interaction spaces, the two facilities will create an iconic gateway entrance to Rowan University.
Rowan University President Dr. Ali Houshmand has cited Engineering Hall as key to Rowan’s role as a state research institution focused on the life sciences and practical research that lead to products, jobs and businesses in the region and the state.
The $70.6-million project created more than 260 construction jobs and represents another major commitment at the Glassboro campus between Rowan University and the State of New Jersey as partial funder of the facility.
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