Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) operates more than 55 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units located in six states. Many of the complex's test units have capabilities unmatched elsewhere in the United States; some are unique in the world. AEDC is one of three installations which are part of the Air Force Test Center (AFTC), one of six subordinate commands of the Air Force Materiel Command organization and an important national resource. View AEDC's fact sheet . View the symbolism behind our shield, shown above . View/Read AEDC's Test Facility Guide .
The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) consistently ranks among the top in North America. It attracts outstanding students, has excellent research and teaching facilities, and is ideally located in the middle of Toronto, a vibrant cosmopolitan city. We have an outstanding faculty of more than 75 professors in biomedical, computer, communications, electromagnetics, electronics, energy systems, photonics and systems control; many of our members are international leaders in their fields. We have a new flexible undergraduate degree curriculum and an outstanding funding program for graduate students and research. We invite you to explore ECE online and in person.
FIRST ® Tech Challenge teams (10+ members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to play a floor game in an alliance format. Participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have!” Guided by adult Coaches and Mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles (like keeping an engineering notebook), while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and can be programmed using a variety of languages. Teams also must raise funds, design and market their team brand, and do community outreach for which they can win awards. Participants have access to tens of millions of dollars in college scholarships.