The Troxler Design Center is dedicated to EC E senior design students. The center provides for state of the art laboratory space and test tools\equipment as well as for an innovation lounge and meeting space for ECE senior design project team collaboration and meetings.
The original William F. Troxler Design Center opened its doors in Daniels Hall on November 12, 1997. Unique in the history of the college, the Troxler gift, totaling $157,000, represented the first time an individual had entirely funded the renovation of a laboratory or facility.
"As a student in engineering at NC State in the early 1950's, I worked on my design projects on my small kitchen table," said Troxler. "I am proud of my degree from NC State and have wanted to somehow continue my involvement with the university. Providing the funds for this design center seemed to be the best way to show my appreciation for the education I received from this great institution."
When the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering moved to its new home in Engineering Building II on Centennial Campus, the Troxler family donated an additional $250,000 to continue the Troxler commitment to engineering education.
Dr. Rachana Gupta
Director of ECE Senior Design
Department of Electrical &
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7911
890 Oval Drive
2054 Engineering Building II
The Engineering Entrepreneurs Program (EEP) is the hub of the technology entrepreneurship ecosystem at NC State University. At its core, the EEP provides a transformational entrepreneurship education experience for students through its fully-immersive, multi-disciplinary, simulation-like learning environment. The EEP seeks to inspire, to empower, and to challenge its students to change the world and radically improve the human condition. This program consists of two capstone courses for Senior undergraduate students in the College of Engineering. In these courses, students are required to organize teams of undergraduates called eTeams, run their senior design projects as virtual start-up companies where they serve as eTeam executives, and develop an original idea for a prototype product within the virtual start-up.