Magnet for excellence

Camilla and Stephen Brauer (from left) receive a special gift from Salvatore P. Sutera, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science, and Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton to commemorate the Oct. 29 groundbreaking of the Stephen F. and Camilla T. Brauer Hall. When Brauer Hall is completed in 2010, the 150,875-square-foot facility — which will connect to Uncas A. Whitaker Hall on all three levels of its east facade — will be home to the engineering school’s Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, provide space for the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy & Sustainability and share facilities with the Department of Biomedical Engineering. “Brauer Hall will be a magnet that will enable us to recruit and retain the very best faculty and students and also allow our researchers to collaborate not only across disciplines but even across the world through the state-of-the-art distance-learning facility that it will house,” said Sutera during the groundbreaking ceremony.