Lawrence Tech Magazine Winter 2016/17 : IFC

Winter 2016/17 Volume XXXV, Number 1 Published by Lawrence Technological University, Office of Marketing and Public Affairs, 21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075-1058; 248.204.2200 or 800.225.5588, ext. 4 Fax 248.204.2318 mktngpub@ltu.edu L AWRENCE TECHNOL OGIC AL UNIVERSIT Y MA GAZINE njoy a trip back to campus with this issue of the Lawrence Technological University Magazine . It’s been an eventful past few months here at LTU, and we’re hoping you find the stories in these pages interesting and useful. This issue kicks off with a look at the newest addition to the Lawrence Tech campus – the A. Alfred Taubman Engineering, Architecture, and Life Sciences Complex. This 36,700-square-foot educational showplace offers plenty of new learning and research opportunities for students and faculty – and we give you a lab-by-lab tour. E A B O U T T H I S I S S U E Virinder K. Moudgil President Editor: Bruce J. Annett, Jr. (bannett@ltu.edu) Managing Editor: Matt Roush (mroush@ltu.edu) Design: NetWorks Design, Inc. Writers: Bruce J. Annett, Jr., Jay Nicols, Matt Roush Editorial Support: Anne Adamus, Krysta Coleman, Howard Davis, Kristen DeVries, Deborah Faes, Sofia Lulgjuraj, Lauren Morris, Brandé Oliver, Julie Vulaj Photography: Gary Duncan, Matt Lester, Justin Munter, Jay Nicols, Matt Roush, Karen Sanborn, Glenn Triest, and others © 2017 Lawrence Technological University. All rights reserved. Bylined articles reflect the author’s views and not necessarily either the opinions or the policies of the University. Comments about the Magazine, articles, or letters may be sent to the editor. Send address changes to the postal, fax, or email addresses noted above. Notice of non-discriminatory policy: Lawrence Technological University adheres and conforms to all federal, state, and local civil rights regulations, statutes, and ordinances. No person, student, faculty, or staff member will knowingly be discriminated against relative to the above statutes. Lawrence Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer. On the cover: Renowned architectural photographer Nic Lehoux captured this image of the A. Alfred Taubman Engineering, Architecture, and Life Science Complex during a campus visit last fall. Virinder K. Moudgil Then, we take a look at the history of the computing revolution at Lawrence Tech, starting with the University’s very first computer, installed in 1961. Those of you here in the intervening years surely recall advancing through the eras of punch cards, mainframes with tape drives, to client-server computing. And we honor the far-sightedness of prior LTU administrations that gave us one of the nation’s first fiber-optic-connected campuses, a pioneering student laptop distribution program, and an equally unique wireless internet access system – more than 15 years ago! Lawrence Tech has always been about anticipating the future while also preserving the best of the past. We examine the personal library of architectural giant Albert Kahn, meticulously catalogued and preserved in LTU’s library. We’re planning major Kahn events this year, so stay tuned. Sibrina Collins, the inaugural director of LTU’s Marburger STEM Center, talks about the exciting activities planned for Lawrence Tech’s effort to extend our educational outreach in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, along with architecture and design (also called STEAM) to younger and younger students, right down to elementary school. And finally we examine the University’s latest academic addition, a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. The nursing shortage is real, in Michigan and across the nation, and LTU is doing its part to address this challenge. The rest of this issue includes details on Lawrence Tech’s latest high rankings by national polls, new plans to add football and to start playing games in 2018, stories about graduates, and our Report to Investors about the University’s 2015–16 academic and financial year. Go Blue Devils! President and CEO For the latest about Lawrence Tech, visit www.ltu.edu/news

About This Issue

Virinder K. Moudgil

Enjoy a trip back to campus with this issue of the Lawrence Technological University Magazine. It’s been an eventful past few months here at LTU, and we’re hoping you find the stories in these pages interesting and useful.

This issue kicks off with a look at the newest addition to the Lawrence Tech campus – the A. Alfred Taubman Engineering, Architecture, and Life Sciences Complex. This 36,700-square-foot educational showplace offers plenty of new learning and research opportunities for students and faculty – and we give you a lab-by-lab tour.

Then, we take a look at the history of the computing revolution at Lawrence Tech, starting with the University’s very first computer, installed in 1961. Those of you here in the intervening years surely recall advancing through the eras of punch cards, mainframes with tape drives, to clientserver computing. And we honor the far-sightedness of prior LTU administrations that gave us one of the nation’s first fiber-optic-connected campuses, a pioneering student laptop distribution program, and an equally unique wireless internet access system – more than 15 years ago!

Lawrence Tech has always been about anticipating the future while also preserving the best of the past. We examine the personal library of architectural giant Albert Kahn, meticulously catalogued and preserved in LTU’s library. We’re planning major Kahn events this year, so stay tuned.

Sibrina Collins, the inaugural director of LTU’s Marburger STEM Center, talks about the exciting activities planned for Lawrence Tech’s effort to extend our educational outreach in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, along with architecture and design (also called STEAM) to younger and younger students, right down to elementary school. And finally we examine the University’s latest academic addition, a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. The nursing shortage is real, in Michigan and across the nation, and LTU is doing its part to address this challenge.

The rest of this issue includes details on Lawrence Tech’s latest high rankings by national polls, new plans to add football and to start playing games in 2018, stories about graduates, and our Report to Investors about the University’s 2015–16 academic and financial year.

Go Blue Devils!

President and CEO

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