Mainebiz reports on $1.5M donation for new engineering building

Mainebiz reported the University of Maine has received a $1.5 million gift to help build a planned engineering center, estimated to cost $75 million. The donation from the Gustavus and Louise Pfeiffer Research Foundation will support construction of the Engineering Education and Design Center, which is expected to begin next year. The center will house the UMaine Biomedical Engineering Program and Department of Mechanical Engineering, and will include space named in acknowledgment of the gift, according to the article. “The Engineering Education and Design Center will transform engineering education at the university and in the state, fostering a collaborative community of learners — students, faculty, alumni, employers, and academic, research and industry partners,” said UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy.