NJ.com: See inside the new $116M Rutgers academic building

Published On: October 13th, 2016

NEW BRUNSWICK — When Daijiro Okada wanted his students to share their work with the rest of the class in the past, it would take time for the students to walk to the front of the classroom and show their notes on the projector screen, he said.

But now that Okada teaches in a classroom designed for active learning in the new Rutgers Academic Building, the professor of economics can remotely project students’ work directly from their laptop to one of the classroom’s 14 monitors in a matter of seconds, he said.

“The technology is fantastic,” said Okada, standing under four large monitors that hang from the ceiling in the the center of the classroom. “It’s a whole different ballgame here.”

Rutgers this fall opened the College Avenue campus’ first new academic building since the 1970s, a $116 million, 175,000-square-foot building on the former site of the New Brunswick Theological Seminary.

With five large lecture halls, a dozen classrooms and seminar spaces, a tutoring center and a computer lab, the building is large enough to seat 2,000 students and offers some of the most up-to-date technology on campus.

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