High Tech

Silicon Valley Vibe Permeates Higher Ed Building Design

University of Maryland Computer Science Facility Emphasizes ‘Hackathon’ Energy

Published 6-23-2021

A onetime University of Maryland student who struck it big in the tech industry returned to donate significant funding for a new computer science center—one that brings Silicon Valley facilities, visible building tech, and up-to-the-minute environmental controls into College Park. Brendan Iribe left school and ended up cofounding Oculus, which was later sold to Facebook for $2 billion. He returned to Maryland with a vision for inspiring innovators of the future by providing them with spaces in which to create new technologies.

Application-Focused AI Curriculum at Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Diercks Computational Science Hall

Next-Generation Technology Hub Boasts NVIDIA Supercomputer, plus Study, Social, and Corporate Partner Spaces

Published 5-26-2021

Dwight and Dian Diercks Computational Science Hall at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) is far more than the academic home for a new degree program in leading-edge technology. It is full of formal and casual study spaces designed to attract students from all disciplines on campus. It also boasts a 256-seat auditorium and a 2,300-sf atrium, both inviting venues for school functions and community events. 

Research Facilities 2021

September 27-28, 2021
Boston

At this conference you’ll get the new metrics, facility features, and capital project strategies for the changes underway in high-tech laboratory and research work environments. The content of this conference has major planning implications for your research facilities, R&D workspace, and laboratory renovations, upgrades, and expansions.