The University of Guam community hosted a dedication ceremony for its highly anticipated School of Engineering building on Monday, March 19, 2018. The new facility will be located in front of the Agriculture and Life Sciences building at the university campus in Mangilao.
The new facility will help the School of Engineering as it expands to a full, four-year Bachelor of Science in Civil-Environmental Engineering program in 2019.
The 16,000-square feet building will feature:
- six faculty offices
- two state-of-the-art student classrooms
- three laboratories for soil-structure, hydraulics, and environmental engineering
- computer lab
"I can't overemphasize what it means to have a school that is devoted to this profession," stated President Robert A. Underwood. "Not only as we look to the impending military buildup, but just looking at the way we live and the way that we construct our lives. The way we deal with the man-made part of our environment. Engineers are at the forefront."
The University established the School of Engineering in 2016 to address a shortage of local engineers in Guam and other islands in the Western Pacific. Currently, the School of Engineering offers a two-year Pre-Engineering program, and students then transfer elsewhere to complete their engineering degree at partner institutions such as the University of Iowa and Mapua University in the Philippines.
The School of Engineering is one of the capital improvement projects under the University’s Vision 2025 Physical Master Plan. This new facility was made possible through a USDA loan secured through the UOG Endowment Foundation.
School of Engineering students with UOG administrators and members of the community
Dr. Shahram Khosrowpanah, Interim Dean, School of Engineering