At North Carolina A&T State University, “What they’ve done is great. What they’ll do is even better.” And the new Engineering Research and Innovation Center (ERIC) building is helping the University do just that!
Ranked No. 1 in the nation for undergraduate-level engineering degrees awarded to African Americans, the University was ready for a new, state-of-the-art interdisciplinary and multi-functional facility for academics, research, and community engagement. A scientific showpiece, the ERIC is an integral component of N.C. A&T’s College of Engineering.
When you stop by the ERIC, you’ll find students inventing new prototypes in the large markerspace, chatting with professors in the airy atrium, or debating energy savings versus embodied carbon on the green roof.
Home to Cyber Security and Network Systems, Energy and Sustainability, and Health Applications, the four-story, glass-paneled facility hosts everything from modern reconfigurable classrooms to “living labs,” designated spaces where learning, innovation, and practice combine in a way that is user-centered and open.
The ERIC is a hot spot for innovation. Faculty, staff, and students form industry partnerships and apply speed-to-market principles with new projects, prototypes, and job opportunities that impact the community. A leader in national and regional education, the ERIC highlights what’s possible in STEM Education.
Energy Use Intensity
Below the AIA 2030 Baseline
- #1 producer of African American Engineering Graduates in the U.S.
- 130,000 GSF of New Construction
- 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
Robin N. Coger, Ph.D.
Creating environments in which innovation and cutting-edge discoveries are nurtured and accelerated is important to all of us. The Engineering Research and Innovation Complex is designed with that goal in mind.