Monday, December 23, 2019

Wichita State Features Innovative Experiential Engineering Building

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Previously the vice president of quality and operations for the Americas at TE Connectivity, Ashwani Muppasani also served as an engineer and executive at General Motors for nearly 20 years. Possessing a master’s degree in industrial engineering, Ashwani Muppasani is a graduate of Wichita State University (WSU) in Kansas.

A public university that features a top-notch engineering program, WSU’s curriculum encompasses the disciplines of industrial, systems, and mechanical engineering. In 2017, WSU opened its $32 million Experiential Engineering Building, which was the first phase in the university's plan to establish an “Innovation Campus.” The experiential educational environment allows students to be involved in real-life engineering projects and provides a space for faculty members and students to engage in interdisciplinary learning.

The design of the 143,000-square-foot facility was the result of collaboration among all of WSU’s engineering departments and programs. In addition to a variety of labs for prototyping, design, testing, and manufacturing, the building is equipped with cutting-edge engineering technology and support systems, including a 3-D print center, business incubator and accelerator spaces, and a technology transfer office for patenting guidance.