UALR Engineering & IT College Expansion Gets Under Way

by Mark Hengel  on Monday, Feb. 11, 2008 4:06 pm  

A computer-generated rendering of UALR's planned expansion of the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology.

Beebe said the college's graduates will help develop the vision for how industry will progress in Arkansas and the United States. Within the coming years, industry in India and China has set the goal of reaching the U.S.'s current plateau, Beebe said, meaning American industry must look farther ahead.

"The challenge and key for us is to figure out what we'll do 10 to 20 years from now," Beebe said

Good said along with educating young professionals, the college's goal is to foster growth in the engineering and information technology sectors

"It's about creating new companies and helping young companies," Good said.
She has not forgotten many of the private companies and foundations that helped develop the current EIT program, she said

"This is just a tremendous project between private and public entities," Good said. "It's going to change the economic landscape for the state.

Rep Vic Snyder, D-Ark., and UA System President B. Alan Sugg also attended the event

Cromwell Architects Engineers firm designed the building; Nabholz Construction is general contractor.



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