• Site tour attendance is limited. Space on the site tours will be filled on a first-registered, first-served basis.
  • No more than 5 people per organization will be confirmed on a tour.
  • Failure to check-in at the tour desk in the lobby 15 mins. prior to departure time may result in your seat being forfeited to those on the stand-by list.
  • All tour participants must arrive at the site on the tour bus with the tour group. For security reasons, no one may meet the group at the tour site.
  • A $25 bus transportation fee will be charged to your registration fee. This fee is non-refundable for cancellations made within two weeks of the tour date.
  • Tour #1: Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC) and Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall, University of Texas at Austin

    Check-in at the tour desk in hotel lobby at 12:15 p.m.; Departs hotel at 12:30 p.m.; Returns to hotel by 5:00 p.m.

    The Engineering Education and Research Center

    The new Engineering Education and Research Center contains 430,000 square feet of open and flexible space for interactive learning, hands-on student projects, and 21st-century teaching and research labs for creating new technologies and solving real-world problems. The EERC's North Tower has 50,000 square feet of large-scale, multidisciplinary research labs; the South Tower is home to the Cockrell School's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and houses seven research neighborhoods focused on developing new technologies in computing, power, electronics and wireless networking. The Cockrell School's Innovation Center will be located inside the EERC, becoming the first space dedicated to entrepreneurship training and commercialization programming.  Equipped with the latest Texas Instruments (TI) technologies, the TI teaching and project labs will give electrical and computer engineering undergraduates space to design and build sensors, robots, wearable technologies, and more.  

    Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex

    The 140,000-sf Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex brings together all programs, faculty and students of the Computer Science Department for the first time in the department’s history. The complex, which includes Dell Computer Science Hall, features 10 "research clusters," which are designed to encourage collaboration and innovation with large glass-walled labs including nearly 24,000 square feet of instructional space, and is surrounded by a mix of faculty, graduate student and visitor offices, open discussion areas and a large conference room. The building also features an open atrium for student community-building and studying, a lecture hall, dedicated spaces for the undergraduate honors program and other computer science student groups, computing labs and study lounges.

    Sun, 10/27/2019 - 12:30pm-5:00pm
    AIA CES Units: 2.00
    HSW Units: 0.00
  • Tour #2: Welch Hall College of Natural Sciences Renovations and Norman Hackerman Building, University of Texas at Austin

    Check-in at tour desk in hotel lobby at 7:45 a.m.; Departs hotel at 8:00 a.m.; Bus drops off at Austin International Airport by 12:45 p.m.; Returns to hotel by 1:15 p.m.

    Welch Hall College of Natural Sciences Renovations

    The largest building on the UT Austin campus, Welch Hall, was built in 1929 to be the home of the chemistry and biochemistry departments and is currently in the process of undergoing several phases of renovation and repurposing to modernize research and teaching labs, and to add new active-learning classrooms and specially designed spaces for the Freshman Research Initiative. The East Wing has been repurposed with a mix of computational and theoretical chemistry research labs, administrative space, meeting and interaction space, and wet lab space for both undergraduate chemistry teaching and inorganic chemistry research. The West Wing Renovation includes a combination of low, medium and high fume hood-intensive chemistry research labs; chemistry labs supporting the UT Freshman Research Initiative; and a 100-seat, flexible, technology-enabled and problem-based learning studio.  

    Norman Hackerman Building, University of Texas at Austin

    The eight-story, 294,000-square-foot Norman Hackerman Building (NHB) was built following the demolition of a 55-year-old existing science building, and it provides space for an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to education, research and development for the College of Natural Sciences including Neuroscience, the Center for Learning and Memory, and Organic Chemistry Teaching and Research. The building is also home to inorganic chemistry teaching and research, and the administrative offices for the School of Biological Sciences.  Its sophisticated and technologically advanced core facilities include a large vivarium, an NMR facility, an MRI Facility and an Electron Microscopy Core Facility.  It also includes a newly completed greenhouse on the roof. 

    Wed, 10/30/2019 - 8:00am-1:15pm
    AIA CES Units: 2.00
    HSW Units: 0.00