SoE Receives $10 Million to Name New Engineering Building

Building a Gateway to Learning

The Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering is the School of Engineering's new interdisciplinary facility designed to anchor the School of Engineering on the Busch campus and serve as a gateway for the engineering community, industry partners, and the public.

The new building--the first in the school's history to be named for an alumnus--will feature collaborative workspaces, smart classrooms, living laboratories, and dedicated student space. Read the press release on Rutgers Today.

A Vision for the Future

Engineering students dream big—about their own future and how the application of knowledge can change the world. The School of Engineering is among the nation’s most distinguished engineering schools with 150 years of achievement in education and research and a vision for continued growth in excellence, diversity, and innovation.

Five core goals are at the heart of the school’s vision for the future.

Lead in Undergraduate and Graduate Education

Transform the student experience through an enhanced curriculum, expanded opportunities for research, and essential internships and co-op programs in an environment that is supportive of women and underrepresented minorities.

Pioneer Research and Invention

Encourage large-scale multidisciplinary initiatives, support the development of technologies, and showcase the accomplishments of faculty and students.

Drive Economic Growth through Industry Alliances and Technology Initiatives

Seek out new opportunities for strategic partnerships with industry, capitalizing on the school's unique location.

Build Community Among Students, Faculty, Alumni, and Industry

Engage members through communication, continuing education, special events, networking, mentoring, and public service opportunities.

Create a Modern Learning Environment with Exceptional Facilities 

Leading-edge classrooms, laboratory space, and equipment are vital to training world-class engineers and securing Rutgers' place among the top engineering schools.

Building a Gateway to Learning…

The new engineering facility that will open doors to an exciting era of discovery and innovation. This building will provide students and faculty with the thoughtfully designed and flexible space they need for instruction, research and collaboration. It will inspire their dreams for the future.

Designed to anchor the School of Engineering on the Busch campus and serve as a gateway for the engineering community, industry partners and the public, the new building will feature:

  • Collaborative workspaces
  • Smart, flexible classrooms
  • Living laboratories
  • Technology integration
  • Dedicated student space
  • LEED-platinum certification

…a Home to Innovation…

This open and collaborative facility will bring together students, faculty and industry to pursue new solutions and technologies in areas including sustainability, wireless communication and advanced manufacturing.

University Master Plan
Engineering is a prominent component of  the Busch campus multi-phase, master plan.
100,000 square feet, multi-wing structure with primary use for teaching, research and collaboration.
Financial Plan
Facility requires the investment of the university, increased school revenues, public-private partnerships and the generosity of alumni and friends.
Fall 2017

…and a Pathway to Excellence

Join Us in Bringing Rutgers Engineering Out Front

The School of Engineering’s students and faculty are some of the brightest and most talented in the country. Yet the facilities they learn and work in are outdated and not up to peer institution benchmarks.

Your gift to the new building will help the school build on its historic legacy. Educating students in a high-energy, state-of-the-art environment is vital to their success and to the school’s continued excellence.
Thomas N. Farris, Dean, School of Engineering

The new engineering building requires the investment of the school’s alumni, industry partners and friends. This is a unique opportunity to make an enduring impact on engineering education at Rutgers through transformational and lifetime gifts. Help us build a gateway to tomorrow and beyond.

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