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Virtual Dedication of R.B. Annis Hall

March 24, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Wednesday, March 24, 11:00-11:30 a.m.


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Caitlin Kalinowski, senior director of hardware at Oculus VR
Caitlin Kalinowski

Featuring special guest speaker Caitlin Kalinowski, senior director of hardware at Oculus VR. Ms. Kalinowski works on the cutting edge of virtual reality technology and is a champion of increasing the number of women and underrepresented minorities in the fields of technology and design.

The University of Indianapolis is excited to announce the state-of-the-art R.B. Annis Hall on Shelby St. as the new home of the rapidly growing R.B. Annis School of Engineering.

The R. B. Annis School of Engineering in the Shaheen College of Arts & Sciences offers seven specialized areas of study in computer engineering, electrical engineering, software engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial & systems engineering, computer science, and general engineering. The 68,000-square-foot facility will accommodate these programs and address their space-related needs. The new space also allows the school’s unique DesignSpine component to expand beyond its original footprint and meet growing demand.

R.B. Annis Hall translates to more opportunities for creative and innovative designs from the Annis School’s student teams, as well as greater opportunity to establish exceptional working relationships in larger maker spaces, shops, and labs. Faculty will have the opportunity to more effectively work with and mentor teams, as well as to collaborate with each other and with partners beyond campus.

R.B. Annis
Robert B. Annis

The R.B. Annis School of Engineering was launched in 2017 through a transformational $5 million gift from the R.B. Annis Educational Foundation in honor of Robert B. Annis, one of Indianapolis’ most revered scientists and innovators.


March 24, 2021
11:00 am - 11:30 am
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