Construction approved for $15 million TECH Center
Last week, the Board of Trustees approved the construction of a $15 million comprehensive student technology center to be located in the Bell Building at 12th Street and Montgomery Avenue.
To be known as the Technology, Education, Collaboration and Help (“TECH”) Center, the facility will be the largest of its kind in the nation. The center will emphasize collaborative learning among students and feature a 700-workstation student computer lab with specialized hardware and software, 13 student breakout rooms for group study, a CyberCafe, Temple’s Computer Help Desk and wireless loaner laptops that can be used throughout the building. For faculty, the building will include an Instructional Support Center and the Teaching and Learning Center.
“The way students learn today is changing. Students are spending more time working together in groups and collaborating on projects that require technical tools,” said Tim O’Rourke, vice president for Computer and Information Services. “There’s currently no central place on campus where students can work together in this manner. This center will provide students with the resources they need to work on team projects around the clock. It will also keep Temple on the cutting edge of technology.”
The TECH Center’s help desk and computer lab facilities will be open 24 hours a day.
In addition, the TECH Center will be home to Temple’s new Welcome Center, a dedicated space where prospective students, parents, alumni and members of the business community can visit and learn about Temple.
Construction of the TECH Center is scheduled to begin in early 2005.
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