This facility will be an interdisciplinary center for nationally leading academic and research programs focusing on issues, such as weather, climate, emergencies and disasters, but also designed to create entrepreneurial opportunities.
- Development of a 12-acre site including the introduction of new utilities and a geothermal well system
- Integration of specialty equipment including the New York State Mesonet, the nation’s most advanced weather detection system
- 25,000 sq. ft. of space dedicated to industry partner space that will undergo future fit-outs
The new Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurship Complex (ETEC) will combine the University at Albany’s research strengths with some of its fastest-growing new programs and innovative entrepreneurial resources into a state-of-the-art facility fostering teaching, research and business collaborations. The complex will house the first-in-the-nation College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, as well as include space for the University’s existing Departments of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences and the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center. Upon completion, the ETEC will house more over 200 full-time faculty, 100 research and industry partners and provide educational space for 800 students.
The ETEC will feature classroom and office space; research labs; specialty instrumentation facilities; an emergency preparedness situation room; weather research and instruction map rooms; observation facilities; business and technology transfer services offices; and conference rooms. Additionally, the new complex will feature a geothermal well field, which will reduce its fossil fuel consumption and reliance.