Facilities and Labs

Environmental Laboratory

The environmental lab contains laboratory and field equipment, instruments for measuring water quality of lakes and streams, an environmental chamber, and temperature and light-controlled incubators. It also contains instruments for measuring the water quality of drinking water and wastewater samples. 

Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

This civil engineering facility contains a water filled pit below the floor level with a pump that lifts water to a tank on the top of the building that supplies a flow with constant pressure to several different experimental measurement stations. The laboratory apparatus at the stations allows for the measurement of flow rates, pressures, and friction loss in pipes and flumes. There are also instruments to measure the viscosity and density of different fluids. 

Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory

In this mechanical engineering facility, soils are tested to determine their engineering properties. Equipment is available for testing: grain size, Atterberg limits, shear strength, hydraulic conductivity, compaction, and consolidation. 

Instrumental Analysis Laboratory

This chemistry facility is used to teach instrumental methods of analysis including electrochemical, spectrochemical, and chromatographic methods. 

Power and Energy Laboratory

This electrical engineering facility is used to teach all aspects of power delivery.  Topics taught in the laboratory include converter systems (e.g., DC to AC), three phase AC power, motor drives, and power distribution load flow and systems analysis.

Software Projects Laboratory

Ullrich Hall has three computer laboratories for use by the computer science and software engineering department. The computer laboratory in Ullrich 009 has 40 computers and is primarily used to teach lower-divisional classes.

The computer laboratory in Ullrich 206 has 30 computers and is primarily an open laboratory for upper division students; however, classes are scheduled on an ad hoc basis. The computer laboratory in Ullrich 217 is the projects laboratory.

It has 10 Windows-based stations with dual monitors. It also has six Mac Minis connected via KVM switches. It has large tables and is used by the classes requiring special projects such as the software engineering capstone sequence courses and the real-time embedded systems programming course.