IMSE Relocates to Rathbone Hall

Rathbone Hall location

Throughout the summer and fall, the IMSE department has been moving staff and faculty offices, classrooms, labs, conference rooms and graduate student offices from Durland Hall to Rathbone Hall.

Rathbone Hall’s second floor was previously occupied by the electrical and computer engineering department. When they moved into the new Engineering Hall last spring, IMSE began renovating and remodeling for their own purposes.

Over the summer, IMSE faculty and staff moved into their new offices, while the department continued working to prepare classrooms, computer labs and student work areas before students returned in August.

With increased office spaces, the department can now provide office space for all of its Ph.D. students and most master’s students.

IMSE also gained a new ergonomics lab, a numerical optimization classroom/lab, a cyber manufacturing lab and a new undergraduate computer lab.

“It was a long process, but well worth the time and effort,” department head Brad Kramer said. “We owe a lot of thanks to Timothy Deines, John Wu and their student workers for helping to execute the move this summer and fall.”

Deines, an instructor in the department, and his student workers contributed many hours to the remodeling, cleaning and moving efforts, while Professor John Wu and his student workers were responsible for coordinating technology hardware and software throughout the new space.

As the department continues efforts to improve and remodel the new space, there will be opportunities for naming spaces.