Board of Regents approves construction of Engineering Laboratory Building

December 12, 2013
| By: Aubrey Bloom

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents, on Thursday, approved a ground lease for construction of an Engineering Laboratory Building in Texas A&M's Research Park.

The lease consists of 3.7 acres for construction of an engineering research laboratory that will be privately developed and leased back to the A&M System, on behalf of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), for use by the engineering nano laboratories at Texas A&M. Completion of the building is expected to be December 2014.

The laboratories are currently located in the Zachry Engineering Center, which is expected to be vacated by December 2014 to allow for construction of the Engineering Education Complex, as part of the Dwight Look College of Engineering's 25 by 25 initiative.

The 25 by 25 initiative is a transformational program to increase access for qualified students to pursue engineering education at Texas A&M University to an enrollment of 25,000 engineering students by 2025.


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