Construction Watch: U of Wyoming unveils $105 million engineering building

The 109,000-square-foot facility features several reconfigurable research laboratories and the Center for Design Thinking, a collaboration with the Department of Visual and Literary Arts
By: | September 20, 2019
The University of Wyoming has opened its new Engineering Education and Research building.The University of Wyoming has opened its new Engineering Education and Research building.

The University of Wyoming and GE Johnson, a Colorado Springs-based construction company, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the new $105 million Engineering Education and Research building. The 109,000-square-foot facility provides space for faculty research and student education, along with opportunities for public tours and hands-on learning. It also features several reconfigurable research laboratories and the Center for Design Thinking, a collaboration with the Department of Visual and Literary Arts. Read more.

In other construction news:

The future of nuclear power has long been part of the history of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT’s Nuclear Reactor Laboratory, built in the 1950s, is the second-largest university reactor in the United States. While it’s small—operating at just 1% of the energy of the recently closed Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station—the laboratory’s leaders as well as other nuclear engineers, scientists and startups are “thinking small” and looking into simple, faster and cheaper nuclear reactor designs. Read more.

The University of Wyoming board of trustees voted to have the university’s administration proceed with several aspects of the work involved with constructing at least $300 million worth of dormitories in the coming years. Read more.