College of Science and Engineering hosts open house over the weekend

Hannah Laird | April 3, 2019

The College of Science and Engineering hosted an open house on March 30 to showcase the newest addition to the San Marcos campus, Bruce and Gloria Ingram Hall.  Ingram Hall, the most ambitious building project in university history, opened for the Fall 2018 semester and houses research labs, a makerspace studio, high tech classrooms and collaborative learning spaces designed to support active discovery in science and engineering.  

The public and Texas State faculty, staff and students were invited to tour the building to participate in a variety of hands-on activities and exhibits from the Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Mathematics and Physics. 

people looking at stars
The Physics Department and Astronomy Club took visitors on stellar Journey to the Center of the Milky Way through a mini-show projected inside a custom 14.5-feet PVC-dome planetarium built by Texas State students.
man showing off machine
Regents’ Professor Robert McLean, a microbiologist, introduces visitors to his new lab space on the fifth floor of Bruce and Gloria Ingram Hall where his team of graduate and undergraduate students study the biology of bacteria as they normally occur in nature.
people touring makerspace
An engineering student guides visitors through the various projects in production in the 6,000 square-foot makerspace, location behind glass walls at the building’s main entrance. The makerspace encourages students to take creative ideas and turn them into reality.
man showing experiment to child
A representative of The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Latinos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) student chapter at Texas State performs exciting magic with dry ice to delight a young visitor and demonstrate concepts in science.
people looking at demonstration
The Society of Physics Students at Texas State University presented a collection of interesting physics demonstrations, including the use of magnets to produce shapes in oil.
man playing with virtual reality headset
A computer science student demonstrates augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) training concepts in what is called Just-in-Time Reality Training. The AR/VR trainings presented were developed by an interdisciplinary team of Texas State faculty and students.

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922