Marshall University Opens Applied Engineering Complex
Thursday afternoon Marshall University celebrated the long-awaited opening of the Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex.
Marshall University’s engineering program relaunched in 2006. In about a week, approximately 650 undergraduate students in the department will begin taking classes in the brand new 56-million-dollar facility. Marshall officially opened the doors to the 155,000 square-foot, 480-foot long, four-story complex with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Marshall Interim President Gary White says the facility is like no other in the region and they’re thankful to the Weisberg family whose donations along with bond money allowed the building to come to fruition.
"For the support that we’ve had from that family as decisions have been made and the project has moved forward giving us what I’m sure you will agree is something that will be revolutionary not only to the engineering program, but to Marshall University itself," White said.
The University anticipates the new building could help double the number of students in engineering which is already one of the fastest growing majors on campus.