College of Engineering Virtual Tour
Engineering Labs in 360!
Use the 360 videos below to browse labs and learning spaces at the University of Idaho College of Engineering.
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J. E. Buchanan Engineering Laboratory - BEL
Explore constructability, steel fabrication and steel design to construct and test a scale model steel bridge with the U of I American Institute of Steel Construction Steel Bridge Competition team!
Competing nationally, teams are given 30 minutes to put together their bridge from pre-built sections. Teams are scored based on many variables, including bridge weight, construction speed, structural efficiency, load testing and aesthetic. Last year, the team spent more than 800 hours preparing their bridge for competition.
Integrated Research and Innovation Center - IRIC 131
Simulate attack-defend scenarios to improve the cybersecurity behind cyber-physical control systems, including smart grids, automobiles and medical devices. This laboratory is used for research on the design, implementation, testing and evaluation of software and combined hardware and software systems for analysis, machine learning, visualization, and intrusion detection and avoidance.
J. E. Buchanan Engineering Laboratory - BEL 335
Our nuclear engineering research is conducted in partnership with the Idaho National Laboratory and millions of dollars in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy. A viable source of low-carbon energy, nuclear technology is a critical research area worldwide. With skilled faculty bringing in major research funding, the College of Engineering is working to fill the critical shortage of qualified nuclear engineers needed in industry.
Integrated Research and Innovation Center - IRIC 220
Design and create more efficient biological and chemical processes to benefit society, advance technology, and reduce negative impacts on our planet. The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering conducts more research than any other in our college, giving students ample opportunity for 1-on-1 interaction with faculty and hands-on experience through research assistantships and scholar programs.
Gauss-Johnson Engineering Laboratory - GJ 120
Produce innovative solutions to make cleaner, quieter and more efficient snowmobile approved by manufacturers and enthusiasts alike. Our Idaho Clean Snowmobile Team competes nationally in the Society of Automotive Engineers Clean Snowmobile Challenge each year. Our team has more than 50 awards to its name, including nine years of overall top three placement.
J. E. Buchanan Engineering Laboratory - BEL 09
U of I is one of the few universities nationwide to give students access to a Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS) capable of simulating any modern high voltage power grid configuration. Simulation helps determine how real power grid equipment can be affected during blackouts brought on by cyberattack.
The RTDS Lab on the Moscow campus is also connected to a local control hub in the Integrated Research and Innovation Center, allowing students to mimic control operations and simulate what a cyberattack might look like as it occurs.
The Polymorphic Games Studio is made up of undergraduate students from departments including Computer Science, Art, English, Music, Business, and Biology who are building evolutionary video games. Instead of pre-programming, scripted enemy behaviors to escalate difficulty, these games use populations of creatures that evolve - and specifically evolve to beat your strategy.