Engineering Research & Innovation Center (ERIC)

North Carolina A&T State University

Greensboro, NC


A new, $90M, state-of-the-art interdisciplinary and multi-functional facility for academics, research and community engagement, which shall provide the technology, environment and education necessary to meet the global challenges of tomorrow. The facility will feature Wet and Dry Labs, Manufacturing and Process Systems High Bay, Core Research High Bay, Bio-Mechanical Core Lab, Cyber Security Core Lab, Systems Engineering Lab, Maker and Fabrication Spaces, Ideation Seminar Rooms, Classrooms, Conference Space, and Offices.

The facility will host experiential learning and prototyping laboratories and studies, distance learning facilities, and modern learning spaces designed for hands on practice and innovation. The interior spaces of ERIC will contain thematic research spaces, living labs/experiential studios, modern reconfigurable classrooms, office and meeting spaces, and strategically designed open/green spaces. The three main programs in ERIC will be Cyber Security and Network Systems, Energy and Sustainability, and Health Applications.

Building Facts

  • 130,000 GSF new construction