Tag: brown-kopel engineering student achievement center

Getting closer

After months of demolition and site preparation, contractors began work on the highly anticipated 142,000-square-foot Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center in September. The building is scheduled to open in May 2019. Meanwhile, renovations to Broun Hall with the creation of the Davidson Pavilion are wrapping up. The project will be completed in December. The Gavin…




Honoring pioneers

John Brown and Rosemary Kopel Brown, ’57 chemical engineering and chemistry, respectively, were awarded honorary doctorates of science during spring graduation ceremonies in May. The Browns were among 3,653 university graduates, including 580 from the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, that were awarded degrees during the five main graduation ceremonies in the spring. John retired…




If you build it, they will come

With a share of the largest gift in the university’s history, the college is constructing a state-of-the-art, comprehensive student achievement center thanks to the generosity of John and Rosemary Brown, both 1957 graduates. Construction of the Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center is made possible thanks to a $30 million gift from the Browns, part of…




From the dean: Spring 2017

As I walked down the Ginn Concourse and through the Carroll Commons early this morning, I enjoyed chatting with students and faculty about their upcoming final exams and their plans and aspirations for the summer term. It was hard for me to believe that the spring semester had already approached its close here in the…




Commitment and dedication

The college recently dedicated two areas, thanks to the generosity of two prominent alumni. The Thomas Walter Center for Technology Management was rededicated, rebranded and relocated to 3341 Shelby Center following a generous gift from Walter, ’55 engineering physics. Established in 1989, the center is home to the business-engineering-technology minor, which is a joint program…




Breaking ground

As part of more than $60 million in new construction and renovation, the college recently broke ground on the first of three major projects. Thanks to an $8 million gift made possible by Carol Ann and Charles E. Gavin III, the first project will include the renovation of the Textile Building into the Gavin Laboratory….