The Engineering Center
Brand new in Fall 2023, the Engineering Center at Carthage College is located in Lentz Hall. Phase I opened in August 2023. Phase II will provide additional meeting space, teaching labs, flexible research space, and more. Now open:
Engineering Learning Commons
This central community hub provides a space for students to meet informally with peers, receive tutoring, hold club meetings, and conduct group work. The Engineering Learning Commons also provides a place for presentations and talks by guest speakers, and networking events with industry partners and other visitors.
The Engineering Center has two design studios to house all design-build-test courses. The studios are separated by an accordion wall, so they can hold 48 students together or 24 students each. The studios are located near teaching labs and the MakerSpace, so students can work through the engineering design process: understanding needs, ideating ideas, developing and testing prototypes, and constructing final designs. The space will be used to showcase faculty and student work at an end-of-year expo that brings families, alumni, industry partners, and community members to Carthage to see our great engineering work.
The Carthage MakerSpace is a campus-community resource with space for digital manufacturing (e.g., laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC routers) as well as space for traditional wood and metal fabrication work. Support staff ensure safe and productive student use as well as provide a space to lead campus-engagement efforts critical to creating a welcoming, inclusive, and thriving making community.