The Meese Center: Home to CLS

The Meese Center: Home to CLS

The Harold Meese Center provides a relaxed, intimate setting for a world-class education. The Center is secluded—nestled in a quiet neighborhood on Houghton Avenue, near Jim's Foodmart—yet conveniently located just one block from Michigan Tech's lower campus.

Out With the Old, In With the New

Out With the Old, In With the New

When the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences occupied the Meese Center in 2011, the 15,000-square-foot building received a face-lift. Renovations included adding two technology-rich classrooms and six offices, equipping the ground floor for research, updating carpeting and furnishings, and painting.

Coffee Klatch, Anyone?

Coffee Klatch, Anyone?

Grab a cup of java . . . or tea . . . or a soft drink . . . and strike up an intellectually stimulating conversation with fellow students or a faculty member. You will find the newly renovated first-floor atrium is the ideal location for a between-class breather.

Innovative Classrooms

Innovative Classrooms

Meese Center 109 is a modern classroom that offers students a technologically advanced learning environment. In addition, the configuration of the desks promotes student discussion and can be adapted to the needs of the class.

Spacious Offices

Spacious Offices

The recent addition of six offices has provided ample working space for our faculty, staff, and graduate students. A quiet office offers a welcome respite from the daily demands experienced by graduate students.

Harold Meese Center

The Harold Meese Center—home to the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences—is located on Houghton Avenue, just a short walk from the core of the Michigan Tech campus. The Meese Center unites the activities of the CLS community under one roof, providing a total of 15,000 square feet dedicated to departmental offices, classrooms, and lab space. The entire ground floor supports the research efforts of faculty and graduate students in the areas of applied cognitive science, human factors, and human performance.

Recent renovations have included the addition of two technology-rich classrooms, six offices, and an atrium; the transformation of the ground floor into lab facilities; and the updating of carpeting, furnishings, paint, and signage.

The Meese Center’s unique location and inviting atmosphere foster a strong sense of collegiality.

Directions to the Meese Center

Walking
We are located on the south side of US Highway 41 (College Avenue), one block south of the Administration Building on the corner of Houghton Avenue and Pearl Street.

Driving
Heading North on US Highway 41, turn left onto Pearl Street just past Wells Fargo. We are on the left side of the street, on the corner of Houghton Avenue and Pearl Street. Visitors may park on Houghton Avenue or in our parking lot. If you park in our lot, please immediately visit Deb Meyers in Meese 108 for a visitor parking pass.

Laboratory/Research Equipment

Our state-of-the-art research facilities, located on the ground floor of the Meese Center, are equipped with innovative equipment, including

  • a usability suite;
  • a video-based simulation system;
  • a driving simulator;
  • a law-enforcement shooting simulator;
  • eye-movement and motion tracking systems; and
  • physiological measurement equipment.

Classrooms

The Meese Center features two modern classrooms offering a full suite of technological tools to enhance instruction:

Meese 109

  • Smart Board
  • Presentation Technology
  • Videoconferencing system
  • Mac Laptop System
  • iPads
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • A Printer

Meese 110

  • Presentation Technology
  • Echo360 Lecture-Capture system
  • Windows Laptop System
  • Wireless Internet Access