CSC News

April 22, 2006

NC State to Dedicate New Engineering Building on Centennial Campus

The College of Engineering at NC State University will hold a dedication ceremony to celebrate the occupation of Engineering Building II (EBII) Friday, April 28, at 3 p.m. in the EBII breezeway.  Construction of EBII was made possible through the passing of the Bond Referendum of 2000 by the citizens of North Carolina .

The keynote speaker for the event will be Robert "Bob" McGehee, chairman and CEO of Progress Energy.  Other speakers include Wendell Murphy, chairman of the NC State Board of Trustees; Dr. James L. Oblinger, chancellor of the university; and Dr. Nino A. Masnari, dean of the College of Engineering .

Engineering Building II represents the second phase of the plan to move the College of Engineering to Centennial Campus.  The building, which houses the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Computer Science, has 210,000 square feet of classroom, laboratory and office space.

Currently in the planning stage is Engineering Building III (EBIII), which will house the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

"The completion of Engineering Building II is a landmark event in the history of the College of Engineering at NC State," said Masnari.  "This investment by the people of North Carolina will provide much-needed space for these departments to conduct important research and educate future leaders in engineering."

The event will be hosted by the College of Engineering and the NC State Engineering Foundation Inc.  Corporate sponsors of the dedication ceremony are Cisco Systems, EMC, IBM, Network Appliance, Progress Energy, Red Hat, and Tekelec.

The event is open to the public.  For more information and to register to attend, visit the dedication web site.  Media is encouraged to attend.


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