VCU unveils new Engineering Research Building

VCU unveils new Engineering Research Building
VCU's College of Engineering will unveil its newest building on Feb. 3. The facility includes an innovation courtyard. (Source: Baskervill,

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Virginia Commonwealth University officially opened its new Engineering Research Building on Wednesday.

The four-story facility expands the college’s laboratory capacity for advanced research.

The grand opening took place virtually and featured a ribbon-cutting.

“This brave new space is going to serve as part of a bold, advanced innovation corridor for VCU’s College of Engineering,” said VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D., during the virtual presentation. “It’s a great place where diverse talents will meet with the common goal of advancing humanity through practical, state-of-the-art, compassionate solutions to important problems. It’s a place where the future will be invented.”

Rao said more than 90 percent of VCU’s engineering students are in-state.

“This great new facility affirms the fact that VCU’s College of Engineering is the commonwealth’s engineering school,” Rao said.

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