Video: CFE Media sits down with the OPUS Dean of Engineering at Marquette University

During a visit to Milwaukee, CFE Media’s Jim Langhenry sat down with OPUS Dean of Engineering Dr. Robert Bishop to discuss the current state of engineering education at Marquette University along with where the engineering program is going in the future.

Dr. Bishop and Langhenry discussed the importance of the new engineering facility and how it will be used, the definition of discovery learning, and what skills engineers will need in the upcoming “Creative Age” America is entering into. Currently under construction at the College of Engineering at Marquette is the brand new, Discovery Learning Complex, which will be the future home of the College of Engineering program.

The $35-million project known as the Discovery Learning Complex will involve building a five story, 115,000-sq-ft facility. The initial structure will include an innovative Discovery Learning Laboratory and a two-story engineering materials and structural testing laboratory. It will also include other new teaching and research laboratories, common areas for students, and office space. The first phase will be linked to a future 150,000 square foot building that will include classrooms, offices, and additional laboratories.

The university broke ground on Friday, March 5, 2010 and plans initial occupancy for August 2011.

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