Centre for Engineering Innovation

Impact of new engineering building a focus for fall VIEW

UWindsor is the midst of the most exciting transformation in its history. The momentum that began with the Medical Education Building has continued as the $112-million Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation (CEI) opened its doors on September 17.

The Fall 2012 edition of VIEW, the University of Windsor alumni magazine, features a 12-page special section that focuses on the student, faculty, research and community connections that the CEI will foster.

First students enter Centre for Engineering Innovation

The promise of the Centre for Engineering Innovation definitely helped to convince Sarah Kwiatkowski to study at the University of Windsor. Now the promise is being fulfilled for the second-year electrical engineering major.

“I am so excited about having everything in one place—classes, labs, professors’ offices,” she says. “This building played a huge role in my decision to come here.”

New wind tunnels being installed in CEI

The components for the first of two new wind tunnels to be installed in the new Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation began arriving late last week, much to the delight of the researchers who will be working with them.

Made by Industrial Metal Fabricators Ltd. of Chatham, the elevated 12 meter tunnel will run in a closed loop around the walls of a lab in the north-east corner of the CEI. With a 1.2 meter fan and a 30 horsepower motor, the tunnel will be capable of generating wind speeds of up to about 30 meters per second.

Centre for Engineering Innovation opening: labs today, classrooms next week

Let the learning begin.

Engineering students will enter their new home today, as labs open for undergraduate instruction.

“It is a wonderful occasion for our students and faculty,” says dean of engineering Mehrdad Saif. “This new facility will set a new standard for the technical sophistication of teaching and learning for any university in Canada.”

Gift to fund state-of-the-art classroom in Centre for Engineering Innovation

The University of Windsor will recognize a $500,000 donation from the Windsor Family Credit Union (WFCU) towards the new Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation with the naming of a state-of-the-art classroom in the building.

“We believe in the future of the University of Windsor and the economic and educational benefits that it provides to our community and beyond,” said WFCU’s president, Martin Komsa. “This is a very significant contribution for the credit union and one that we feel will have long lasting positive effects.”