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Engineering Innovation Hub

Last Updated: Friday, July 28, 2017

Status: Design Phase

DESCRIPTION AND BACKGROUND:
The new bachelor’s degree program in mechanical engineering has just recently been approved by the New York State Education Department. The program builds on the campus’s long-standing, accredited programs in electrical and computer engineering and will be supported by the recently announced $10 million in state funding for a new “Engineering Innovation Hub”. The campus’s 3D printing initiative will reinforce and support mechanical engineering and the mechanical engineering will bring new dimensions to the 3D printing initiative. A state investment of $10 million to create an Engineering Innovation Hub at SUNY New Paltz will help support and diversify the college’s engineering programs and address a critical shortage in engineers needed to serve advanced manufacturing interests in the region. In addition to providing a home for expanded engineering offerings at the college, the Engineering Innovation Hub will include a 20,000-square-foot building located near the Resnick Engineering Hall. The facility will house state-of-the-art equipment to support the engineering program and the work of companies partnering with SUNY New Paltz through its 3D printing program and the START-UP NY initiative that provides tax-free zones for businesses over a 10-year period

UPDATES:
The campus is in the process of awarding the construction contract to the lowest bidder. The project is scheduled to begin in the fall sometime and a tentative ground breaking ceremony has been scheduled for late September.

FACTS:

Estimated Date of Completion: Fall 2019
Architect: Urbahn Associates, NYC
Contractor: tbd
Source of Funding: SUNY 2020 grant/capital/local