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Engineering Student Facilities


Kunkle Activities Center

Kunkle Activities Center is located at the junction of Hammond and Sackett Buildings on the University Park campus. It is part of the College of Engineering and is designed for studying, group work, presentations, and events.

In order to reduce maintenance costs, food and drink (except water) are not allowed in Kunkle Lounge during the time of regular use. A copy machine that requires the use of a vending card is available.

Hours of Operation: Unless otherwise indicated, Kunkle Activities Center is available on weekdays to all students, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the fall and spring semesters, Kunkle will be available for use by College of Engineering students Monday through Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. During these hours, the doors will be locked. A student identification card will be required to unlock the doors and only College of Engineering students will have access.

Event Reservation: The Office of Student Services manages the scheduling of Kunkle Activities Center for events. Kunkle may only be used for College of Engineering events. Please call 863-1033 to request the reservation form. All completed requests must be received at least two weeks prior to the date requested. Reservations will be accepted only up to three months in advance.

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Center for Engineering Design and Entrepreneurship

The Center for Engineering Design and Entrepreneurship (CEDE) is a walk-in facility for undergraduate engineering students that features flexible meeting and wireless classrooms, design studios, a fabrication and assembly shop, and a testing laboratory. For more information, go to Center for Engineering Design and Entrepreneurship.

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The Learning Factory

The Learning Factory is a hands-on laboratory for undergraduate engineering students that supports courses in six engineering departments. The Learning Factory provides modern design, prototyping, and manufacturing facilities, including machining (CNC and manual), rapid prototyping, welding, metrology, and CAD/CAM. Training classes are offered in shop safety, machining, and welding. Any engineering student can use the Learning Factory on a walk-in basis for a course-related activity. For more information, go to The Learning Factory.

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Engineering Library

Information on all areas of engineering and technology can be found in the Engineering Library located in 325 Hammond Building. A large reference collection of handbooks, directories, and catalogs is available, as are numerous abstracts and indexes that provide access to the engineering literature. Engineering databases are available on the LIAS E-Resources List, on compact disks, and through online search systems. For more information, go to Engineering Library.

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