WVU engineering research building construction begins
WVU officials break ground
September 27, 2012 ·
Representatives of West Virginia University and the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for the College’s new Advanced Engineering Research Building today.
University officials gathered under a tent at the property across from the
Evansdale Library, on West Virginia University’s Evansdale Campus.
Among the speakers outlining the benefits of the new engineering research
facility was university president, James Clements.
and foremost,” Clements says, “it will provide our students with a top-notch
educational and research experience in science and engineering. Second, it will
help us build a world-class energy research program and become a global leader
in innovation. Third, it will help our faculty and our students pursue research
that will address critical national issues from energy, to sustainability, to security. And finally, it will help to promote discoveries that improve life right here
in West Virginia.”
those ceremoniously breaking ground with golden shovels was WVU alumnus and
business man, Benjamin Statler. Earlier this year Statler and his wife Jo made a
generous contribution of $34 million to the land grant university which
made construction of the new facility possible.