Daktronics Engineering Hall houses two departments, electrical engineering and computer science and physics.
The lower floor is dedicated to electrical engineering researchers, whose laboratories range from energy storage to optics. The first floor has three dedicated student areas for study, several laboratories and classrooms.
The second floor of Daktronics Engineering Hall is home to the Chuck and Judy Waggoner Department Suite for electrical engineering and computer science. The physics main office is on this floor in addition to faculty offices, classrooms and undergraduate labs for both departments.
Third floor has the Richard and Karen McComish Power and Energy Systems Laboratory, where visitors can see what students are working on inside. Solar panels on the roof supply energy to the Microgrid research lab. The engineering research office and image processing laboratory are on this floor as well.
Phase I, a $8.375-million project, was dedicated May 1, 2009, after faculty moved in March 9-13, 2009. The final part of Phase I to be completed was cleanroom research facilities in the lower level, which was finalized in March 2011. The 43,000-square-foot wing was built entirely with private funding. Phase II, a $4-million project, will house the Physics Department on the middle two floors with the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department using the remainder of the space. The facility boasts four floors and 29,000 square feet of space. Ground was broken in November 2010 by Clark Drew Construction of Brookings. Funding is from private donors.
Physical Address:1250 8th St.
Brookings, SD 57007