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NC State to Break Ground on New Engineering Building

North Carolina State University’s College of Engineering will break ground on a state-of-the-art building at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Engineering Oval on Centennial Campus. Media coverage is invited.

Engineering Building III is the future home of the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The 248,291 square-foot building, scheduled to open in August 2010, will include approximately 80 laboratories, a wind tunnel facility, eight classrooms, and offices for faculty and graduate students.

The building represents the third phase of the plan to move the College of Engineering to Centennial Campus. Engineering Buildings I and II are already open.

Scheduled to speak at the event are Chancellor James Oblinger and Dean of Engineering Louis Martin-Vega. Neal Hunter, chairman and chief executive officer of LED Lighting Fixtures Inc., will deliver the keynote address. Hunter earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from NC State in 1984.

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