A dramatic $8 million renovation of the Stark Learning Center equips Wilkes engineering students with skills relevant in the 21st century.The new facilities allow them to experience the fundamentals of leading-edge research in undergraduate courses.

The new, 15,850-square-foot Mark Engineering Center houses:

  • additive manufacturing laboratories
  • 3-D visualization space
  • high-performance computing lab
  • industry collaboration space
  • two large flex labs
  • seven collaboration spaces
  • student lounge
  • tutoring/student support space
  • interdisciplinary collaboration space

Flexible features in the labs include moveable lab benches and partitions that can be adapted to accommodate various courses. Rooms for small-group collaboration rim the hallway. Flat-screen televisions and other equipment provide full audio-visual capability.

The center is named in honor of Randy and Robin Mark, who made a leadership gift to support the project. Randy Mark earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wilkes in 1981. He is the owner and president of Pulverman, a global manufacturer of precision metal components located in Dallas, Pa. He has served on the University’s board of trustees since 2013.

The project was funded in part by a $3 million grant from the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.

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