The George I. Alden Trust

Award Date: December 2010


The Peter Irving Wold Center for Science and Engineering -- a new 35,000 square foot research and education facility -- is designed to break down the traditional barriers between disciplines as well as between teaching, learning, and research. Highlights include state of the art laboratories and classrooms, flexible lab spaces for leading edge collaborative research, and an advanced computation center.  The Wold Center will feature a rooftop energy research lab that will undertake research and demonstration projects related to energy and the environment. 

The George I. Alden Trust Electronic Classroom
In addition to teaching and laboratory space, the Wold Center will feature two electronic classrooms, offering students from a wide range of disciplines an opportunity to learn in the Wold Center. These classrooms will provide a technology-rich teaching and learning environment, and will be used for courses in the following areas: Computer Science, History, Sophomore Research Seminar, Chemistry, Environmental Science, First-year Preceptorial, Sociology, Spanish, Biology, Engineering Science, Japanese, Math, Political Science, Psychology, Biochemistry, Economics, and Philosophy. Each classroom will be equipped with computing capability as well as connection capability for mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, and iPods.  Traditional audio visual equipment such as DVD, VCR, and document camera will be installed in addition to other technologies such as interactive whiteboards, audience response systems, and lecture capture capability.