Wilson Architects and SNHU Celebrate CETA Groundbreaking
June 27th was a big day for Southern New Hampshire University and Wilson Architects.
The New Hampshire-based university broke ground on its new College of Engineering, Technology, and Aeronautics (CETA) facility, slated for completion in the fall of 2019. The 67,000 GSF building will house flexible classrooms, collaboration spaces, teaching and computer labs, a robotics lab, maker space, a cafe, and four CDIO (conceive, design, implement, operate) hubs.
Attendees included key members from Wilson Architects and Skanska, as well as SNHU faculty and administration. Dr. Paul LeBlanc, President of SNHU, spoke on behalf of the University, discussing how the new College of Engineering, Technology and Aeronautics will further its mission to deliver a high caliber education to populations that have been underserved. He spoke about the under-representation of women in engineering and highlighted CETA’s goal to promote women in STEM by working with programs like Girls at Work that aim to empower girls by teaching them to use power tools and complete team projects. President LeBlanc noted his goal that women like those in this group will one day be able to seek engineering degrees at SNHU as the University continues to expand affordable and accessible degree programs in the New England region.
To read more about the new College of Engineering, Technology and Aeronautics facility, click here.