School of Engineering and Computer Science
Learning Spaces

Today’s tech-savvy students know they’ll learn best with access to top-of-line equipment such as 3D printers, CNC machining tools, laser cutters and more. And at Pacific, we want to exceed their expectations.

Louis Ponick

Assistant Dean for Development

School of Engineering and Computer Science

209.946.2643

lponick@pacific.edu

Louis works with individuals who have a philanthropic interest in ensuring that the School of Engineering and Computer Science provides students with the best experience and preparation possible for their careers. He has nearly 20 years of nonprofit management and fundraising experience in both local grass roots, and international organizations. Louis is a devoted husband and father of two and his interests include sustainability practices and conservation. His favorite things about working at Pacific are interacting with the talented students coming through the SOECS and other disciplines, and hearing the fond memories that alumni have of their time at Pacific.

By nature, engineers and computer scientists are problem solvers. These disciplines provide the quintessential intersection between complex theory and practical application. To produce the best solutions, in the most efficient way these professionals are dependent upon access to and expertise with the most relevant equipment and processes.

Our purpose is to help students uncover their passion for engineering and computer science. One important way to do that is by providing the tools, resources and space to let them explore.

 

Design Studio

We’re committed to raising $2.25 million for the creation of a fully functional design studio. We’ll integrate the existing Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship (TIE) maker space and the adjoined Manufacturing lab and modernize the equipment to include both precision small-scale prototyping tools, as well as tools needed for larger-scale projects like a water-jet cutter, CNC Milling machines and a paint booth.

This combined studio will be home to specific courses such as Manufacturing (MECH 101) and Product Innovation (BUSI 143). It will also provide a much-needed space for open exploration, student project design and design competitions.

By helping us realize our dreams for this one-of-a-kind space, you’re also helping our students dream up amazing tools and technology. Your gift has the power to directly inspire things that haven’t even been thought of yet.

Materials Lab

The School of Engineering and Computer Science is seeking $500K in private and corporate funding to appropriately tool and update this much-used lab. Expanding the capacity of this essential lab will enable more direct engagement with industry standard tools and practices.

 

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