| USF News
A just-completed renovation in the College of Engineering is providing students and faculty expanded classroom, meeting and presentation space; new learning labs; and technological advances as well as updated and enhanced gathering areas. The $1.7 million renovation of Engineering II was designed to meet the needs of 21st century students.
A few facts about the renovation and the college:
- Engineering II is home to the departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering. The building was constructed in 1987.
- In all, 14,000 square feet of space was renovated to improve the learning and educational experience for the college's 4,000-plus students.
- The Hall of Flags, affectionately known as "the fish bowl," has long been the hub of engineering student life. The renovated space now accommodates more than twice the number of students it served in the past.
- Flags in the Hall of Flags represent the home countries of the college's students, faculty and alumni. When the building first opened, the number of flags was 86. Today, that number is 121.
- An open instructional laboratory, part of the newly renovated space, can be easily configured to suit changing projects and collaborations.
- Currently, naming opportunities exist for the Hall of Flags, the instructional laboratory and the dean's offices. Thanks to a generous gift, the building's conference room has been named the USF Engineering Alumni Society Conference Room and a new classroom has been sponsored by HSA Engineers & Scientists.
- USF's College of Engineering ranks No. 72 among public institutions in U.S. News & World Report.
- The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is the top graduate program in Florida according to the National Research Council.
- The college is home to more than a dozen research centers and institutes including the Nanotechnology Research and Education Center; the Center for Urban Transportation Research; the Center for Assistive, Rehabilitation Robotics Technologies; and the Clean Energy Research Center.