Texas A&M to celebrate, dedicate Emerging Technologies Building April 13

Rendering of the Emerging Technologies Building

The Texas A&M University System, Texas A&M University and Dwight Look College of Engineering will celebrate the dedication of its newest building, the Emerging Technologies Building, Friday (April 13) at 2 p.m.

Making remarks during the ceremony will be Board of Regents Chairman Richard A. Box, A&M System Chancellor John Sharp, Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin, Vice Chancellor and Dean of Engineering M. Katherine Banks, biomedical engineering graduate student Melodie Benford, and industrial and systems engineering undergraduate student Daniel Schmeltz.

The building is located at the corner of University Dr. and Bizzell St. on campus.

The event, which will be held in the building’s lobby, will celebrate the opening of the Emerging Technologies Building. The building officially opened to students and faculty in the fall of 2011.

The primary occupant of the building is the Dwight Look College of Engineering, with a specific focus on supporting interdisciplinary collaboration with partners from throughout the university and leverage resources in the development of new technologies.

The $104 million building provides 212,000 gross square feet of laboratories, classrooms and support facilities to advance the university’s education and research in areas of key emerging technologies.

Two departments within the college of engineering are housed in the facility: biomedical engineering and industrial and systems engineering. Tours of the building will be available following the event.

For more information on the building, please visit /buildings/etb.