A newly renovated computer laboratory in the Computer Science Building on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus will be dedicated this week to honor a former Missouri S&T chancellor and the public is invited to attend.
The facility, the John F. Carney III CS Technology Space, is named for former S&T chancellor Carney, who retired from Missouri S&T on Aug. 31, 2011. Carney will attend the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony, which will be held from 4-5 p.m. Friday, May 4, in Room 209 Computer Science Building.
The project to improve the technology space was launched in 2009 and physical construction began in May 2011. The area is designed to allow computer science students and faculty to be more connected with the research community, to use state-of-the-art technology to deliver the highest quality distance courses possible and to allow interactive hands-on delivery of projects and courses, says Dr. Ali Hurson, professor and chair of computer science at Missouri S&T.
“Chancellor Carney’s support was primarily responsible for making this project possible, but many people contributed to this project, in particular Provost Kent Wray, Vice Provost Henry Wiebe and Vice Provost Laura Stoll,” says Hurson. “Recognizing Chancellor Carney’s contribution to Missouri S&T in general, and this project in particular, motivated the computer science department to dedicate this facility to him.”
Attendees to Friday’s reception are asked to RSVP to Rhonda Grayson, administrative assistant in computer science, at 573-341-4492 or firstname.lastname@example.org.