MicaPlex Naming Opportunities

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Featuring state-of-the-art engineering labs, a business incubator and flexible lease space for corporate and industry partnerships, the John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex, or "MicaPlex" will serve as a hub for engineering innovation, cutting-edge research and economic development for the university, the state and beyond.

Your support to name a featured space in this facility will foster unique opportunities for the university's leading faculty and best young engineers to create and employ new knowledge while developing commercially viable solutions to key industry challenges.

The MicaPlex at a Glance

  • 54,000 square feet
  • 12 engineering labs, including
    • Advanced Materials Lab
    • Composites Lab
    • Large Systems Development Lab
    • Structures Lab
    • Space Technologies Lab
    • Thermal & Energy Lab
    • Advanced Dynamics Lab
    • Robotics & Autonomous Systems Lab
    • Radar & Communications Lab
    • Circuits, Sensors & Instrumentation Lab
    • Computational Sciences Computer Lab
  • A state-of-the-art midsize subsonic wind tunnel with unique testing and research capabilities, including particle imaging velocimetry technology.



Our Priorities

Featured Naming Opportunities:

Computational Sciences Lab

As computational research plays an increasingly vital role in engineering innovation and inquiry, the need for high-powered computing will continue to grow. Featuring twenty (20) high-end workstations and a 3-D visualization capability, the Computational Sciences Lab will support the expected growth and complexity of computational research.

As computational research plays an increasingly vital role in engineering innovation and inquiry, the need for high-powered computing will continue to grow. Featuring twenty (20) high-end workstations and a 3-D visualization capability, the Computational Sciences Lab will support the expected growth and complexity of computational research.


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Composites Lab

This lab will support the study and fabrication of composite materials, which are vital to the advancement of the aviation and aerospace industry. Students will gain hands-on experience with fabricating objects out of a range of composites, conducting innovative research and preparing to compete in national engineering competitions.

Multiscale Materials Lab

This lab is dedicated to the study, fabrication, and characterization of multiscale materials and structures made from them. Working in this materials-intensive lab, students will learn how to develop innovative, high-performance materials to serve aerospace and other industries.

Space Technologies Lab

Advancing our leadership position in space education and operations, this lab focuses on design, fabrication, integration, and testing of hardware and software for space missions.

Advanced Dynamics and Control Lab

This lab will serve as a research center for the development and implementation of guidance, navigation, and control systems for a variety of aerospace vehicles, as well as research on a broad range of topics focused on flight dynamics.

Robotics and Autonomous Systems Lab

This lab will provide critical space and technology for the design, building, and testing of autonomous systems and robots. It will also house several aerial, maritime, and ground-based robotics projects, including Team Blackbird, an autonomous aircraft, and RoboSub, an autonomous submarine.