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Resources | Hours | Tutors & PALs | Research & Travel Grants | Career Exploration Events

Description & Resources

The College of EMS Center for Projects, Opportunities, Instruction, Networking and Teamwork (CenterPOINT) is a space designed to support your academic success. It's a great place to meet your classmates for group project meetings, to study in between classes, to meet with a tutor or professor, to find out about upcoming programs and events, and more! Stop in today and take advantage of some of the great resources CenterPOINT has to offer, including:

  • Comfortable tablet-arm study chairs
  • Computer stations with standard engineering software and printer access
  • Collaboration Station with large monitor for group computer work
  • Movable tables for group or individual study
  • Rolling whiteboards for brainstorm sessions or problem-solving
  • Kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, and Keurig brewing machine
  • Charging station for electronic devices
  • Friendly, knowledgeable staff who can assist with finding campus resources
  • Items available for check-out, including:
    • Laptops 
    • Graphing calculators
    • Protractors & compasses
    • Phone chargers
    • Headphones
  • Items for sale, including engineering paper and coffee, tea, and hot chocolate


The CenterPOINT is open six days per week and is available on Saturdays by request. Student organizations or study groups wishing to use the space on Saturdays should complete the online Reservation Request Form.

Monday - Thursday:  8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday:                      8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday:                  By reservation
Sunday:                    1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Tutors & PALs

Tutors from both the Math Learning Center and the Writing Center hold hours in CenterPOINT. In addition, some Peer-Assisted Learners (PALs) hold hours in CenterPOINT. CenterPOINT is also a great location to meet with your individual tutor from University Tutoring Services or Student Support Services. If you need assistance in obtaining a tutor or would like to know the tutoring hours, stop by and let the CenterPOINT staff know! They can help get you connected.

Research & Travel Grants

For undergraduate students in the College of EMS who are conducting independent research or are interested in traveling to professional conferences, CenterPOINT offers grant funds to assist with expenses. Learn more

Career Exploration Events

CenterPOINT collaborates with industry partners and sponsors to coordinate career exploration trips and workshops for students. These experiences are a great way to gain exposure to the working world and build a professional network. Learn more.

The EMS CenterPOINT and its activities are supported by grant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP) Grant #1161180.

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