Watson School instructional and research space includes the Engineering Building at
the center of campus, the Engineering and Science and Biotechnology buildings at the
Innovative Technologies Complex (ITC) and the laboratories in Library North.
1. Engineering Building at Center of Campus The Engineering Building is home to the departments of Computer Science and Systems
Science and Industrial Engineering. Two-thirds of the third floor of the building
is under renovation and will provide new office, lab, classroom and conference space;
and new restrooms and mechanical systems. more
Part of the new office space will be allocated to the Watson Advising Office and will
bring together undergraduate and graduate student advising services in one location.
In 2007, a $3.1 million renovation of the building added 18,774 square feet of new
space. Watson School research conducted here includes breakthroughs in computer grids
that can connect thousands of PCs using the Internet, steganography (the detection
of hidden messages in digital imagery) and forensic analysis of digital images (detection
of forgeries and tampering).
2. Engineering and Science and Biotechnology buildings at the ITC The $66 million, 125,000-square-foot Engineering and Science Building is a recent
addition to Binghamton University's Innovative Technologies Complex. Connecting with
the Biotechnology Building and the Center of Excellence Building via a glass rotunda,
the building celebrates Binghamton University's spirit and tradition of research excellence
while meeting the growing needs of the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and
The building is home to the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Electrical
and Computer Engineering, the dean's office, as well as research centers, flexible
student and laboratory spaces such as the Seymour Kunis Media Core, suites for business start-ups and offices that support the University's ongoing and
expanding industry partnerships. more
The server room in the data center leverages physical and virtualization technologies
and provides a flexible, multitier computing environment to support research and the
computing needs of the Watson School while reducing energy demands, resulting in an
overall long-term cost reduction and commitment to green solutions.
The Bioengineering Department is located in the southern end of the ITC Biotechnology
Building, the original structure in the Innovative Technologies Complex (ITC). Bioengineering’s
footprint in this facility includes close to 10,000 sq. ft. of faculty and staff offices
and dry and wet laboratories.
3. Facilities at Library North Ground The north ground floor of the Bartle Library houses the Engineering Design Division
(EDD) – Watson’s freshman engineering program. EDD faculty and staff offices and freshman
labs occupy approximately 3,700 square feet of this area. The Senior Project Labs
account for nearly 2,500 square feet and are used primarily for the senior capstone
experience in the departments of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical and Computer
For many Watson School students, Library Ground North covers the continuum of their
academic career at Binghamton — from freshmen in EDD and new to the world of engineering,
to upperclassmen as highly competent members of a multidisciplinary senior design