Bookmark and Share
Campus Events, Media Advisory, Science & Technology

Major Gift Announcement to be Made at LSU College of Engineering’s Open House April 20

Photo Opportunity: Future Engineers Explore Engineering

04/18/2013 04:38 PM

BATON ROUGE – LSU’s College of Engineering will hold an open house on Saturday, April 20, at 11 a.m. to announce the launch of its “Breaking New Ground” campaign, with a major gift announcement in support of the renovation to Patrick F. Taylor Hall and construction of a chemical engineering facility.


The Breaking New Ground campaign will support the next generation of engineering education at LSU and holds great promise for a stronger College of Engineering. The campaign website,, offers information on elevating the level of engineering excellence in Louisiana.


“This $100 million public/private partnership will allow the college to bring leading-edge educational experiences to our students, perform high-impact translational research and prepare the next-generation engineering workforce with the skills needed to lead the industries driving our nation’s economy,” said Rick Koubek, dean of the LSU College of Engineering.


The announcement will be made in front of Patrick F. Taylor Hall, located on Nicholson Extension on the Baton Rouge campus. Speakers at the event will include representatives from LSU and campaign co-chairmen Harry Longwell and Phyllis Taylor.


Following the announcement, media are invited to see future engineers explore engineering through many experiments and hands-on projects.


Members of the media wishing to attend are asked to RSVP by contacting Mimi LaValle, director of the College of Engineering Office of Communications, at 225-578-5706, 225-439-5633 or Media attending the event are asked to park in the west lot of Patrick F. Taylor Hall on Nicholson Extension.

Department of Physics & Astronomy