The Future of the Watson School
At the Watson School, we prepare tomorrow’s great innovators to transform ideas into reality. Our student engineers and scientists are immersed from day one in a dynamic team-based curriculum, grounded in fundamentals with boundless opportunity for creativity and real-world experience.
We continue to challenge our students and professors to look for new ways to think and work. Change is constant, and accelerating change is driving the need for engineers and computer scientists who can learn quickly and set the pace of innovation.
To stay in the forefront, and accommodate our growing number of students and faculty, we are adding 125,000 square feet to Binghamton University’s Innovative Technologies Complex, doubling the space allocated to the Watson School.
Slated to open in 2011, the addition of this Engineering and Science Building is essential following a period of unprecedented growth for the Watson School. We’ve expanded beyond the current Engineering Building to include facilities within the Bartle Library, the Computer Center, and the Biotechnology Building in the Innovative Technologies Complex.
The new building brings with it the opportunity to update and renovate the current Engineering Building. Combined, these resources will increase our research and instructional capacity substantially while promoting greater collaboration between faculty, students and industry.
Through our focused research centers such as the Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging (S3IP) Center and the Watson Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE) and through hands-on research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students in partnership with industry, the Watson School is changing the University, the region and the nation. One of our most important goals is to ensure that our impact continues to translate into economic advantages for New York state and companies in the region.
Points of Pride
- Scott Craver, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, won the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor the federal government gives to scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers.
- Given a 3.5-horsepower engine and asked to design a vehicle, engineering students built a small fiberglass car that gets 1,321 miles to the gallon and took fourth place in an international competition.