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  • 3231 Rebuild

    August 19, 2014

    Over the summer 3231 SC was closed so that the room could be reconfigured. The work is completed, and these photos give you some idea about what it takes to completely reorganize this space. The new layout is similar to the old layout -- tables with computers lining 3 walls of the room and seating in the middle for listening to a lecture or watching the instructor demonstrate something. What is new and improved is that the seating in the middle includes power so that students can use their laptops while seated there.

  • Personalize It in the Electronics Shop

    June 09, 2014

    The dye-sublimation printer in the Engineering Electronics Shop gives you the chance to personalize mugs, coasters, tiles, or mousepads. The price for an 11 oz. coffee mug, sandstone coaster, 4" tile, and mousepad is $9.95. You provide a graphical image and choose the item onto which you want the image printed. The EES staff do the rest. Sent email or come to the shop in 2018 SC to get more information.

  • Engineering responds to the fall 2011 IT survey

    September 26, 2012

    In fall 2011  ITS sent a survey to faculty and staff on campus to gather information about the IT environment, including computers, mobile devices, software, networking, IT support staff, file storage, and email. Most responses indicate people are very or somewhat satisfied with the hardware, software, and services we provide. Of course we like hearing that we are doing a good job, but we learn more from dissatisfied users. Here are some of the comments we got from the 73 people who replied and our responses to those comments.

  • New Wireless Service in SC

    August 05, 2014

    ITS, the campus wireless provider, is in the midst of a project to make the wireless service faster and more robust on campus. For this project, ECS collaborated with ITS to improve the wireless coverage. ECS upgraded the internal networking and ITS paid for the new wireless equipment. ITS finished their work in the Seamans Center at the end of July. They installed new wireless access points (APs), increasing the number from  71 to 115 APs.

  • VDI - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

    September 26, 2012

    The VDI, which consists of ten fast computers, fast networking, fast storage, and virtual desktop software, provides Engineering students with remote access to the Engineering Windows environment.

  • New Welding Equipment: Why, How, Who

    July 24, 2014


    Earlier this summer Al Altmaier (left above), a mechanical engineering student and EMS employee, said to his boss that the shop's welding equipment was wearing out, no parts were available locally, and it was obsolete 20 years ago.  Doug Eltoft asked Al to do some research and propose what new welding equipment he should purchase. Al spent a few days learning about the various welding equipment available and local support for any purchase.

  • Objet Printer Arrived in EMS

    June 27, 2014

    EMS recently took delivery of an Objet 3D printer. Objet printer in box The Objet 260 is manufactured by Stratasys, the company that also made the Dimension and Fortus 3D printers. The Objet 260 Connex is a photo polymer UV cure 3D printer that will provide extend the sort of prototyping possible with the existing 3D printers.

  • 1245 New Floor and More

    June 27, 2014

    After spring semester finals were done, ECS closed the 1245 computer classroom for renovation. 1245 closed You may not have noticed the floor, but it had worn badly under the rolling chairs in front of each computer, but this picture shows what all the furniture obscured.

  • Summer Projects and Summer Staff

    June 17, 2014

    ECS does work in the summer than would be too disruptive during the fall and spring semesters. This summer's projects include completely remodeling both 1245 and 3231. The floor in 1245 was replaced, which required removing everything from that room. Once the new floor was installed, all the desks, new computers, new monitors, and the lectern at the front of the room had to be installed and arranged. That same deconstruction is occurring now in 3231. Fortunately ECS has a crew of willing student employees to help with this summer work: Darrow, Kenny, and Stephanie.

  • ECS Articles: What and Why

    September 27, 2012

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    Summer Projects and Summer Staff Meet the students helping with ECS projects this summer. (6/14)

    Data Manager: what Carrie Hogarty does. Have you ever wondered? (7/13)