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  The design of the buildings focuses on fostering collaboration between students, faculty, and staff, with extensive hands-on maker spaces.
                                                learning while continuing critical and inspirational work—such
as the Dragonfly mission to Saturn’s moon, Titan—and the development of renewable energy technologies for use here on Earth. These projects and others advance the University’s strategic priorities and have
a significant impact beyond Penn State.”
The total estimated cost for phase one design, construction, renovation, and demolition
is projected at $370 million, with the University and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as primary funding sources. Additionally, a capital campaign is underway to provide further project support.
“This planned expansion represents an unprecedented transformation of the College
of Engineering,” said Justin Schwartz, Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering. “We’re doing more than just adding buildings—we are enhancing the ability of our students and faculty to impact engineering and technology through research- and education-centered physical facilities. The new infrastructure is vital to keep us on the cutting- edge of engineering education and research.”
“This is going to be a place where all of our students
are going to experience ...
the culmination of their experience regardless of which campus they’ve come from ... I think when these new buildings are put in, we’ll be able to say that is where the heart of the College of Engineering is.”
– Sven Bilén
Head of the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs
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