The University of Maine welcomed engineering students into a state-of-the art lab for the first time this fall.
The undergraduate circuits laboratory at Barrows Hall will give students in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department hands-on experience.
The project was funded, in part, by the company Texas Instruments.
New tools include lab kits, launch pads, and embedded processors.
The new space will give entry level students the opportunity to test their engineering abilities.
“The new facilities here for these students is absolutely wonderful. Texas Instruments donated some great new equipment that we are actually using today in the lab to demonstrate how circuits work in the lab to the students so they can actually take data and then apply it to what they’ve learned in the classroom,” said Andy Sheaff, a University of Maine Instructor.
The renovations cost about $80,000.
Texas Instrument donated $60,000
The school tells us many of its graduates go on to work for the company in Portland and Dallas.