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Details of MSOE’s Diercks Computational Science Hall

ABOUT THE DWIGHT AND DIAN DIERCKS COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE HALL

  • MSOE is building the Dwight and Dian Diercks Computational Science Hall in the center of its campus near the northwest corner of N. Milwaukee Street and E. State Street in downtown Milwaukee.
  • The building is made possible by a $34 million donation from MSOE Regent and alumnus Dr. Dwight Diercks ’90 and his wife, Dian. The Diercks’ donation is the largest single gift from an alumnus in MSOE’s 114-year history.
  • Dwight Diercks holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering and an Honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from MSOE. He is the senior vice president at NVIDIA, a California-based technology company and global leader in AI, supercomputing, and visual computing.
  • The building will position MSOE to become a national leader in application-focused artificial intelligence computational science education.
  • The decision to build the Dwight and Dian Diercks Computational Science Hall represents a bold leap forward that will build upon MSOE’s legacy of excellence and position the university for a strong future.

Building details

  • 64,000 total square feet on four floors above ground.
  • 18,000 square feet of underground parking.
  • State-of-the-art data center, which will be home to a GPU-accelerated supercomputer that
    serves students and industry.
  • 8 contemporary classrooms.
  • 13 innovative teaching laboratories.
  • 28 faculty and staff offices.
  • 9 offices and workspaces for corporate and academic partnerships.
  • 250-seat auditorium for guest lectures and other public events.
  • An early- to mid-2018 groundbreaking is anticipated, with a mid- to late-2020 completion
    date.
  • Uihlein-Wilson Architects are the project developers.

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