Established in 1999, The Center for Advanced Engineering and Development (CAEDD) conducts, coordinates and promotes interdisciplinary design oriented, applied engineering research and development for industry. It also encourages and fosters interdisciplinary engineering design and manufacturing education by the academic Departments in the School. In addition, the Center serves as an outreach and referral service for small to large industrial firms in New York City seeking assistance with technical problems.
The challenge of intense competition in the global marketplace has created a demand in industry for high risk, but powerful new technologies. This has resulted in calls for partnerships and cooperation between industries, and universities. The Grove School of Engineering at CCNY, being the largest school of engineering in New York City and the City's only public school of engineering, has a great potential to respond to this need.
The purpose of CAEDD is to embark on this urgently needed endeavor by mobilizing the substantial intellectual resources of the School of Engineering faculty. The Center aims at the diverse and interdisciplinary nature of the contemporary technological enterprise in the areas of computer applications, product design and advanced manufacturing systems by drawing talents from all of the departments in the Grove School of Engineering.