Students at Stevens will have access to a new cross-disciplinary laboratory encompassing the fields of civil, mechanical and naval engineering and designed to focus on innovative research that addresses real-world problems, thanks to a recent $3 million gift from ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the global offshore industry.
"It is an honor to contribute to the long-term success of the marine industry through an investment in a facility that will focus on cross-disciplinary real-world problems," said ABS Chairman Robert Somerville. "Without question, this laboratory complex will be a proving ground where enterprising students can develop the skills they need to take on the many technical challenges ahead."
Stevens President Nariman Farvardin says that the new facility “will provide Stevens students with access to cutting-edge technologies so they can explore the frontiers of many vital science and engineering disciplines, especially those that contribute to the safety and security of our nation’s maritime resources.” He further adds, “As we work to educate and train the next generation of innovators to create and apply new knowledge to the benefit of society, we are grateful to the American Bureau of Shipping for their generous support.”
With the opening of the new complex, the former wave tank in the Davidson Laboratory will be preserved as a significant historical center to educate students about its importance to the development of ship design during World War II.