Academic & Research Center: Message from the Dean
Dear Alumni and Friends:
Today's students have different methods of learning and working – and different desires – than students of prior decades. They look for collaborative, active learning opportunities, and they flourish when academic and extracurricular activities blend. Thanks to a $5 million leadership gift from Russ College alumnus Chuck Stuckey, BSME '66, and his wife, Marilyn, we’re on our way to providing what students want and need.
Encouraging collaboration and innovation, and serving as a resource center for the engineering student community, the Academic & Research Center will be a magnet for learning. It will transform and provide a unique environment to challenge enrolled students and enable us to recruit tomorrow's engineers, as well as talented new faculty.
This preeminent, learning-friendly facility will make the Russ College one of the premier student-centered engineering colleges in the United States. With your support, we can continue to provide our students with opportunities to develop the necessary skills to assume leadership roles in their profession. Help us meet the challenge of producing well-rounded engineering professionals for a new generation.
Dennis Irwin, Ph.D., P.E.
Dean and Moss Professor of Engineering Education