Media report on groundbreaking for Engineering Education and Design Center

WABI (Channel 5), WVII (Channel 7), Mainebiz and the Associated Press reported on the groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Maine’s new Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center, which was held online at 1 p.m. April 28. The $78 million center will give engineering students hands-on education with state of the art laboratories. Construction of the 105,000 square foot facility will begin in May, with appropriate COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, and is expected to be completed in spring 2022, WABI reported. “This is going to be the best space of its kind in the northeast. And because of that, it’s going to keep students in Maine, and it’s going to attract students from outside of Maine,” said Dana Humphrey, dean of the College of Engineering. “The Ferland Center, the way it has been designed, will support the most modern cutting edge ways of approaching teaching and learning. It will provide spaces for groups to work together on the projects they are inventing,” said UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy. The Bangor Daily News, U.S. News & World Report, and Times Union carried the AP article.