ECC Current News

February 2005

The new Engineering Educational Resource Center (EERC), located in the newly renovated ECC Annex facility, is turned over by the contractors, and ECC staff begin the process of installing a new computing lab, and moving the offices of the instructional technology support staff.  The planned opening of the new facility is the week following spring break.

Henry Pham joins the College IS staff as our new User Services Specialist 2.

January 2005

Robert L "Bobby" DeWees joins the College IS staff as the new lab manager for the Engineering Computing Center.  Bobby comes to the ECC from the IT CTS Network Planning and Development Group, and brings a wealth of technical and management skills to Engineering Computing.

Arturo Padilla is promoted to User Services Specialist 3, in recognition of his many contributions to the College IS program.

Michelle Giles joins the College IS staff as our new instructional designer, working with Debbie Boyer.

The Uniprint print management system is implemented in the ECC, so that College of Engineering students have complete control of their printing output through the use of their Cougar 1Card.  At the same time, a second Hewlett-Packard LaserJet 8150dn printer is added to the public printing facilities of the ECC.

December 2004

Construction begins on the new dedicated instructional computing lab, located in the old AGL building (next to the "Y" building).  This new ECC Annex will be the home of the College's new Engineering Educational Resource Center, and will house a 28 station computing lab and the offices of our instructional technology staff, under the leadership of Debbie Boyer.

October 2004

The Engineering Computing Center (ECC) announces the opening of a new 32 station PC laboratory within the ECC complex effective October 1, 2004.  The computers in this laboratory can operate in either the Windows XP or Linux environment as the user sees fit.  The costs associated with this laboratory were funded in part with Undergraduate Equipment Access Fees and College of Engineering Technology Fees.

September 2004

The announcement of the appointment of Frank J. "Fritz" Claydon, PhD, as the new Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Computer Facilities.  (See related story.)