Arizona State unveils its new dormitory designed just for engineering majors, an unusual concept in residence life.
By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf | Inside Higher Ed
Engineering students at Arizona State University need not leave their slick new dormitory on the college’s Tempe campus for some of their classes. A couple of classrooms are just a quick walk down the hall — and some of their rooms are equipped with Amazon’s latest tech, the Echo Dot, a way for them to learn voice-recognition technology.
Arizona State officials say their residential model has always assigned some students to buildings based on degree — integrative science in arts in some spaces, business in another, and with the continued popularity of science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs, they could see the concept being replicated more widely.