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The mission statement of the Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center (WEREC) states:
The mission of the Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center is to develop and
maintain a wireless engineering curriculum and research program that will drive Auburn
University to excel in the theoretical and practical aspects of wireless technologies that
are dramatically changing the world we live in and the way humans and machines
Undergraduate Education: Wireless Engineering is now a formal undergraduate degree option in both Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE). Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center(WEREC) laboratory facilities will provide instrumentation to support the laboratory portion of these new degrees. These facilities will also be used in support of senior design projects in wireless engineering. We expect Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center(WEREC) faculty to play a significant role in development of wireless classrooms for use in undergraduate education, and wireless communications will also be added to the undergraduate laboratories. Wireless interfaces should become part of the personal computer initiative of the College of Engineering. Scholarships will be offered through the center to attract top students in to the option.
Graduate Education and Research: Many courses related to wireless engineering already exist at the graduate level. Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center(WEREC) will help coordinate the existing offerings and assist with the development of new graduate courses. Support will be provided for graduate research through student fellowships and matching funds for faculty research grants. Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center(WEREC) laboratory facilities will provide state-of-the-art research instrumentation to support the experimental work of faculty associated with the center. These significant new laboratory facilities will help faculty produce highly competitive research proposals and provide graduate students with invaluable experience with industrial quality instrumentation. In addition, the advanced characterization capability of the laboratories should help attract new faculty. The research laboratories will temporarily be housed in Broun Hall, but improved space has been committed in the first phase of the new engineering building plan. A possible laboratory design has already been developed. A full time engineer will provide support for both the undergraduate and graduate wireless research laboratories.