The University of Idaho is naming a primary civil and environmental engineering teaching laboratory the “J-U-B Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory” in honor of J-U-B’s major contribution to the effort.
The lab, located on the first floor of the Buchannan Engineering building, will host undergraduate lab classes in geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, and others. In addition, the flexible space will be a meeting place for student organizations, be used for industry lectures, and serve as a senior design space. The project includes a complete space renovation, new modular laboratory tables and seating, a state-of-the-art remote audio/video system, and new lab equipment.
J-U-B’s contribution to the project was matched by Tim and Chris Haener, enabling the naming opportunity in J-U-B’s honor. “It’s a great project,” says Haener, President and CEO of J-U-B. “This space will be a focal point for student activity, which will help the College to recruit students while providing great exposure for J-U-B. We’re thrilled to team with J-U-B and the U of I to help make this happen.”
QUOTE FROM PATRICIA COLBERG, P.E., PhD, Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering: “Without the munificent support of J-U-B and Tim and Chris Haener, this renovation would be a long way off. It is the largest and most visible space in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and is long overdue for a major “face lift”. We are pleased to be able to continue our efforts to improve our student work spaces as part of our commitment to excellence in engineering education — a commitment that would largely fall flat without the support of our generous industry partners and devoted alumni.”
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