J. Erik Jonsson Engineering Center (JEC)
The Jonsson Engineering Center (JEC), home to the School of Engineering, was named for J. Erik Jonsson ’22, co-founder of Texas Instruments. Each floor of the building is dedicated to a different discipline of engineering and contains many major research facilities and a large number of academic classrooms.
The CORE Engineering Studio Lab (LITEC) is home to the nation’s third largest academic centrifuge. The third floor is also home to the Engineering Timeline, which chronicles the achievements of Rensselaer engineers within the broader context of technological history.
The O.T. Swanson Multidisciplinary Design Laboratory (MDL) provides undergraduate students from multiple engineering disciplines, management, humanities, architecture, and science with a facility and the resources to work together on challenging “real-world” problems.
Through the generosity of Haas Corporation, the largest machine tool builder in the United States, and Allendale Machinery Systems, the JEC Fabrication & Prototyping Area is an official Haas Technical Education Center (HTEC). The HTEC offers students opportunities to work with some of the latest equipment in the industry, which is updated every two years to ensure that the machines are state-of-the-art.