‘A Hub for Discussion, Innovation and Discovery’
Ceremonial Groundbreaking Held for Zupnik Hall
By Terp Staff
Photo by John T. Consoli
The Terp engineering students who will design the roads we travel, the buildings where we work and live and the technology we rely on will find inspiration and state-of-the-art tools in a new building planned on campus.
Stanley R. Zupnik Hall will feature places for students, faculty and institutional partners to collaborate, with specialized labs for autonomous vehicles and intelligent infrastructure, as well as labs for research and instruction, and seminar and meeting spaces.
The building’s name honors the 1959 UMD alum and Majestic Builders president and CEO, who recently made a $25 million commitment to the A. James Clark School of Engineering. Major funding for Stanley R. Zupnik Hall also comes from the state of Maryland and the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation’s Building Together: An Investment for Maryland.
“It is my hope that this new space will make it easier to exchange ideas, conduct interdisciplinary research and collaboration, and be a hub for discussion, for integration of ideas, for innovation and for discovery,” Zupnik said at a ceremonial groundbreaking in November.
Stanley R. Zupnik Hall will house elements of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Quantum Technology Center and identity-based engineering student organizations.
“Engineering brings together great minds—people with different backgrounds and perspectives, looking at the same challenge in different ways—to collaborate on solutions that serve humanity. We are excited about the game-changing collaborations that will occur in Stanley R. Zupnik Hall,” said Clark School Dean Samuel Graham, Jr. “Mr. Zupnik’s gift will help grow our engineering ecosystem and offer our students, faculty, staff and external partners access to unique facilities that will enable their innovations and impact on society.”
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