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SuSu and Mark A. Fischer '72 Engineering Design Center

The SuSu and Mark A. Fischer ’72 Engineering Design Center (FEDC) is a space where undergraduate engineering students have access to state-of-the-art prototyping tools, equipment, materials, and support staff to complete their academic projects.

Creativity is accelerated through a combination of imagination, ability, space, tools and materials. It is enhanced by having a place where ideas can be tested, refined and tested again as rapidly as possible. Having the right tools and materials readily available allows students to build amazing creations that expand the realms of possibility.

The FEDC is an exclusive academic makerspace and design center that focuses on learning, designing and building. Through partnerships with industry and non-profit sponsors, the center is an environment where concepts become solutions to real-world problems and student teams come together to build new prototypes, acquire new skills and develop new relationships. It is supported with differential tuition funds and it is open to engineering undergraduate students.

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Differential Tuition

Differential tuition pays for enhancements to the learning experience of undergraduate students in engineering. These enhancements include extra sections of overfull courses, new computers and equipment, and even extra lecturers to teach classes. Learn more

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