Progress Update for AEST Innovation Center

The AEST Innovation Center has made some forward progress over the past academic year. A site was chosen for the building on Centennial Road near the ATM machine on the southern end of campus. A professional cost estimate was performed by an external, with the flexibility to scale the facility up or down based upon available funds. While close to $150,000 has already been raised from private supporters towards this project, the University is in need of additional support to make this a reality.  There are a variety of naming opportunities and ways to support the project available.


  • AEST construction and manufacturing programs. Both have experienced growth in recent years. We do not have a suitable facility to teach construction from, and our manufacturing space is limited.
  • small-scale construction and manufacturing projects fabricated for the public on a contracted basis.
  • a rentable multimodal classroom for industry-based training sessions offered in-person and/or remotely. A full menu of services available for in-person training sessions.
  • short-term rentable small-scale commercial research space.
  • an a la-carte menu of technical assistance with design, fabrication, automation, graphic capabilities and more.
  • extra-curricular activities that may include student organizations competing in academic competitions such as our Society of Manufacturing Engineers and our Associated Builders & Contractors student chapters.


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Contributed by Dr. Len Litowitz