Education - Page 6 - Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering

Education
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Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering
In 2014, Brendan Iribe, UMD alumnus and co-founder of the virtual reality company Oculus, also donated $30 million to build the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering. Located at the corner of Baltimore Avenue and Campus Drive, the 215,000-square-foot facility houses the Department of Computer Science and the UMD Institute for Advanced Computer Studies. The building includes office and program space for the Iribe Initiative for Inclusion and Diversity in Computing and MCWIC, as well as six collaborative classrooms with interactive technologies and flexible seating, 13 research labs and seminar rooms.

The center’s open floor plans and common spaces are filled with natural light designed to maximize opportunities for collaboration. The 300-seat Antonov Auditorium brings a wide range of conferences, hackathons and lectures. In the center’s 5,300-squarefoot makerspace, students can use stateofthe-art equipment and their imaginations to create new hardware and software. The Andrew Reisse Rooftop Park offers a place to relax along with breathtaking views of UMD’s campus and downtown College Park.