Throughout the Capital Campaign, the Engineering School seeks to build leading edge facilities, to continue to attract the best and brightest faculty and to better fund skilled and talented graduate and undergraduate students. With your support, the School will continue to advance the state of engineering research and education with state-of-the-art facilities.
Information Technology Engineering Facility
The information technology engineering building will bring together under one roof all of the Engineering School’s major programs related to information technology, including research and instruction in such areas as high-performance computing, computer visualization, wireless communications, telemedicine, virtual reality, distributed multimedia and distance learning. The new facility will offer multiconfigurable classrooms, computer labs and a stadium-style classroom. In addition, a library, a cyber café and additional meeting spaces for students, faculty and staff will help to create a cohesive community that embodies the ideals of the Academical Village.
The first new facility for science or technology at U.Va. in 15 years, Wilsdorf Hall is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2006. This truly state-of-the-art facility will serve researchers in materials science, chemical engineering and nanotechnology. Physically connected to the chemical engineering and materials science buildings, Wilsdorf Hall will foster both formal and informal collaborations across disciplines. Wilsdorf Hall bears the name of University Professor Emeritus Doris Kuhlmann-Wilsdorf and her late husband, Heinz Wilsdorf, the first chair of materials science at U.Va.
The bioengineering building will support additional research opportunities between engineering and medicine in such areas as sensory and neural systems, engineered biosurfaces and biomolecular engineering.
Advanced Research and Education Facility
The advanced research and education facility will provide additional space for research activities in such areas as applied biomechanics, intelligent transportation systems and alternative energy systems as well as educational space for student projects, design studios and workshops.