Science and Engineering Building Set for Dedication

Mercer will dedicate the new Science and Engineering Building and celebrate the School of Engineering’s 22-year partnership with the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 26. United States Senator Saxby Chambliss, Congressman Jim Marshall and Logistics Center Commander Maj. Gen. Tom Owen will speak at the event. 

In 1985, former Mercer President R. Kirby Godsey and former Logistics Center Commander Maj. Gen. Cornelius Nugteren signed an Educational Partnership Agreement between Mercer and Robins Air Force Base, helping to create the Mercer School of Engineering.  Since that time, Mercer has become the singe largest provider of degreed engineers to Robins.  Since 1985, nearly 40 percent of the engineering work force at Robins Air Force Base has been comprised of Mercer engineering graduates.

The new Science and Engineering Building houses laboratories related to the work being done at Robins including materials, aging aircraft, electromagnetic interference, avionics and corrosion.  Classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art instructional technology and a 150-seat auditorium are other highlights of the building.  In addition, the Department of Physics within the College of Liberal Arts is housed on the second floor of the building.

The dedication ceremony is open to the University community.  For more information, contact Allen London in the Office of University Advancement at london_a@mercer.edu or (478) 301-4169.

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