TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is set to open its new $29 million academic building.
The building will consist of engineering design workspaces, chemistry and biochemistry labs, flexible classrooms and dozens of study spaces for students.
Rose-Hulman President Rob Coons said the design is intended to give students more space and tools to create more innovative work.
“We’ve had this in the works and in our plans for quite some time,” Coons said. “The facility really does provide for the first time the space for our design projects all in one place.”
Many of the rooms are setup to allow students to work in groups. The second floor mainly consists of classrooms with open space and the ability for students to collaborate.
“These facilities provide some opportunities for students to work in collaborative ways that we really haven’t had the opportunity on campus before,” Coons said.
Sophomore Shelby Schipper is one of the first students to use the equipment in the building. She’s excited for the opportunity to have more space to work with.
“I’m super excited to have this new facility,” Schipper said. “I think that it’s a great opportunity for a lot of students here especially the engineering design students to have a bigger space to work.”