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Photo taken at dusk of the Engineering Project Studio on the Rutgers Campus. The floor to ceiling glass walls are illuminated showing the inside of the building.

Bruce and Phyllis Nicholas Engineering Students Project Studio

Student Space

The Bruce and Phyllis Engineering Students Project Studio is a dedicated space for students to conceptualize and build scale-size projects. Students have opportunities for hands-on learning, interdisciplinary collaboration, project and equipment management, and preparation for intercollegiate competition – including Rutgers Formula Racing, Rutgers Solar Car Team, as well as other student organizations with design and build objectives. 

Single story building against a blue sky.

From Design to Build

The Studio is located near the Engineering campus with easy proximity to residence halls and bus stops. SoE students have been participating in national collegiate competitions including Formula racing for more than 30 years. The team recently converted to an all-electric vehicle.

Four male students work on a formula race car in an open glass-walled garage.

Lasting Impact

The Project Studio was made possible thanks to a naming gift from for Bruce Nicholas, who graduated from the School of Engineering in 1949, and his wife Phyllis. Their generous support of Rutgers University and the School of Engineering over the past 50 years has made a lasting impact on generations of students.  

The Studio includes work space bays and conference rooms for meetings. As the university’s first net zero building, the facility embodies Rutgers’ deep commitment to sustainability.  

Studios work in garage space with a wall of windows. A solar car is in the center of the space.