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LSU holds ribbon cutting for new engineering building

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The LSU College of Engineering held a ribbon cutting ceremony on its newly renovated Patrick F. Taylor Hall and Chemical Engineering building.

The ceremony was held on Friday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m.

“This is an exciting day for our engineering students, faculty, staff and alumni and for LSU as a whole,” said LSU President F. King Alexander. “I believe it shows the investment that we as a university and the state of Louisiana have made in our students and their future success, and it demonstrates LSU’s ongoing commitment to solving the biggest challenges facing our state, many of which can be solved through the education and research taking place in Patrick F. Taylor Hall.”

The new facility is almost 440,000 square feet and is the largest academic building in Louisiana. It's also one of the largest free-standing engineering buildings in the country.

“The resources we provide help ensure that, not only do our students receive the best engineering education possible, but that we prepare them for life after graduation and in the workforce,” said Judy Wornat, dean of the College of Engineering. “I cannot wait to see how our students make the most of everything we have to offer.”

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