Was constructed with the aid of a major gift from a prominent Duluth citizen. Special programs are arranged for schools and other groups. Free sky shows are presented every Wednesday at 7:00 PM. UMD also offers introductory astronomy courses for liberal education credit.
Began as UMD's Computer Engineering Program in the fall of 1983. In 1994, electrical engineering was added, changing the department's name to Electrical and Computer Engineering. Electrical and computer engineering is concerned with theory, design and application of computers, microelectronics, control systems, communication systems, power systems, and signal and image processing systems. Electrical and computer engineering classrooms, labs, senior projects, and research facilities can be found in this area. In 2003, the Masters of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering was established.
Programs feature coursework and research experience for students seeking employment in industry, liberal education credits, or graduate school preparation. Many students must complete courses in physics as required for majors in engineering, or sciences. A graduate program leads to the Master of Science degree. Research projects include the neutrino detector in the Tower-Soudan mine and lake studies in association with the Large Lakes Observatory.
Turn right at the end of the first hallway through MWAH. Walk past the two lecture halls on the left, and head up the staircase on the left. Go to the third floor, turn left at the top of the stairs, and follow the skyway into Swenson.