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The Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering

Naming Opportunities

The designation of a room within the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering is a lasting honor bestowed upon a donor. For as little as $83.33 per month (a commitment of $5,000 payable over 5 years) you can name a room in Armstrong Hall.

It is the College of Engineering’s wish to commemorate you, or the person or entity of your choosing, for your role in the construction of this landmark facility. There are currently giving options for every budget and interest.

Graduate Assistant Offices


Offices for Graduate Assistants are available for every program and located on every level.

Administrative Offices


Offices for Administrative staff are located on every level and include the following areas: Recruiting, Advancement, Strategic Initiatives, Women in Engineering Program, Minorities Engineering Program, Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS), Department of Engineering Education, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and School of Materials Engineering.

Study Areas

$15,000 to $20,000

Informal study areas are located throughout the building where students may relax, socialize, or study between classes. A mixture of comfortable seating and study tables with chairs will be provided in theses areas.

School/Department Head Offices


These include the Head of Engineering Education office located on the first level, the Head of Materials Engineering office located on the second level, and the Head of Aeronautics and Astronautics office located on the third level.

Associate Dean Offices


These offices are located on the third level of the Engineering Administration west wing and include the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Dean of Research, Associate Dean of Resource Management, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

Discussion Rooms

$25,000 to $200,000

These spaces are strategically located, linking faculty offices, classrooms and laboratories to discussion areas designed to facilitate small group work. This kind of learning environment will produce Purdue graduates who are equipped with the creativity, teamwork, and problem-solving skills necessary for modern working environments.

Dean of Engineering Office


The office for the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering is located on the third level of the Engineering Administrative west wing and opens up to an outdoor terrace overlooking the Engineering Mall.

Conference Rooms

$50,000 to $150,000

These conference rooms are strategically located in the Dean of Engineering Suite and will provide much-needed, professional meeting space for faculty, administrators, and industrial advisory groups for up to 30 participants. These conference rooms will be equipped with video-conferencing systems, including large-screen monitors, cameras, and microphones.


$100,000 to $500,000

The classrooms in the Armstrong Hall of Engineering will render a highly modern and innovative educational atmosphere for all engineering students; many will provide computer connections at each seat. All rooms will be equipped for normal audio-visual capabilities, including easy set-up and use of slides, audio tapes, video tapes, and computer generated output on screens or monitors of adequate size, or to the student’s desktop.

Dean of Engineering Suite


Prominently located in the west wing of Armstrong Hall, the Dean of Engineering suite includes offices for the dean and associate deans, as well as conference rooms for faculty, administrative leaders, alumni and other visitors. The suite also features an outdoor terrace for hosting social events.

Department of Engineering Education Suite


Purdue's College of Engineering is the first in the country to dedicate an academic department to engineering education. Our existing First-Year Engineering Program, formerly the Department of Freshman Engineering, has merged with the Division of Interdisciplinary Engineering to create this dynamic department. Located within the suite will be a welcoming reception area that leads to department head and faculty offices, counseling rooms and a career center. The Engineering Education suite will serve as a central, highly visible destination for prospective and current students, visiting alumni and corporate recruiters.



The Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program matches undergraduate teams and industry mentors with a local not-for-profit organization to define, design, build, test, deploy and support projects that significantly improve the organization’s ability to serve the community. Since its formation in 1995, more than 1000 students have participated in the program. Additional space in Armstrong Hall will enable the program to grow to 80 teams with more than 1000 students each semester. As the first such program of its kind in the country, Purdue is also home to the National EPICS Program.

Student Café


Located on the lower level of Armstrong Hall, the Student Café is approximately 1600 square feet and is designed as informal light-menu coffee and sandwich café. In addition, students will have access to a microwave, sink and vending machines for snacks at all times. The Student Café will include tables, chairs, and other soft seating.



Located outside of the southern entrance to Armstrong Hall, the 1000 square foot terrace is designed on a day-to-day basis to be an oasis for students to gather informally, or sit quietly and study. The terrace will also provide an attractive space for special events hosted by the College of Engineering; the space can accommodate a tent approximately 15' x 30'. The terrace will be surrounded by 2000 square feet of landscaped space, including planted trees and ground cover of native ferns, all of which will be strikingly up lit at night.

Diversity Suites


Purdue’s Minority Engineering Program and Women in Engineering Program are key initiatives in the university’s efforts to recruit, retain, and graduate a diverse pool of engineers. Armstrong Hall will provide space for these programs to be better positioned to connect with their constituency, augment academic advising and personal counseling services; and create opportunities for new synergies with current and prospective students, the public, and across Purdue. Specifically, programmatic support for these initiatives will provide the tools to focus on summer programs for K-12, motivation and recruitment efforts, merit awards, student retention, mentoring and tutoring services, teacher/counselor workshops, career placement and professional development.

AAE Team Learning Module (Reserved)


One of three such spaces planned in the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering, the AAE Team Learning Module is designed as a multi-functional, high-performance space that can be used as a classroom, laboratory, and teamwork area. Located on the second and third floors of the building, the AAE Module will serve the needs of a variety of engineering courses; however, the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics will be the primary user.

The objective of many laboratory courses in Aeronautics and Astronautics is to provide aerospace engineering students with complete “engineering cycle” experiences that involve designing, manufacturing, and testing of aerospace vehicles and components. The AAE Team Learning Module will enable the School to simulate the types of design/manufacturing team projects seen in industry. The activities for these courses will be conducted in various room types including a lecture area with resource materials and some specialized computers available, a design lab with computer stations configured with software appropriate for aerospace design, a resource room with literature, CD-ROMS, videos, and files, and a build space with specialized manufacturing equipment. The AAE Team Learning Module, as conceived by the faculty, will be the ideal learning environment for the future leaders in the aerospace industry.