Hedberg Computer Laboratories Dedicated

Hedberg Computer Laboratories Dedicated

Labs are the most sophisticated on campus


Geraldine R. Hedberg visited campus this past October to personally assist in the formal dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Hedberg computer laboratories in Fryklund Hall.

Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen and Bruce Siebold, dean of the School of Industry and Technology, thanked Hedberg for the major investment. Speaking to a large crowd of faculty, staff, friends and campaign chairs, Sorensen indicated the consequences of the gift have been absolutely astounding for both the faculty and students.

The Hedberg laboratories are the most sophisticated on campus. The interactive computer equipment is used by students enrolled in 23 sections of industrial design, industrial technology, manufacturing engineering and interior design classes. More than 500 students will use the laboratories during the school year.

In addition to the heavy use during the day, the laboratories are used on an open-lab basis during the evenings and weekends for an additional 30 hours. The labs are maintained by qualified undergraduate students and students employed through the work study program.

The following faculty are currently teaching courses in the Hedberg laboratories: Jerry Johnson, Lou Moegenburg and Jerry Roiter. William Rueth Jr., technology department; and Bob Chiodo, technical adviser, are also key to implementing computer usage into the curriculum and the laboratories.

Hedberg's dedicatory remarks described a world of change in which industry and businesses are competing to stay alive. She stated, "UW-Stout has maintained its integrity as it continues to educate students and faculty in a sophisticated technological setting. This university is vibrant and able to fulfill its obligations through an applied education program. Students are confident and techno-logically challenged. They will savor new work environments and enjoy the responsi-bilities available to them because of this education."

Outlook Winter '96