Morning of August 24, 2022, The University of Maine has completed work on its new engineering building. Called the Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center, the new building is the new home of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, a biomedical engineering program., It also includes a teaching laboratory for mechanical engineering technology programs.Unveiling at UMaine Statement by President Joan Fellini Mundy Talk about your thoughts on the new building.
“This state-of-the-art center at our R1 university will produce more engineering, computing and information science professionals that Maine needs to grow its economy and be competitive globally. We can do that,” said Ferrini-Mundy. “This facility represents the people of Maine and stakeholders who know the value of education and hands-on research learning in Maine and the difference it makes to success. A tribute to the governor’s positive thinking and leadership, its students, alumni, and the state.
Some might say that the engineering department will get a new building because it is the largest department on campus. Brings UMaine the most money. This may be true, but what do you tell potential students? Would you say we would prefer it if we were in the most financially profitable major?
some engineering students We are thrilled with Ferland and the new equipment it offers. Not all engineers will use this building, but they are still excited about the opportunities it brings.
The total amount spent on this new building is $78 million. In July of last year, the university also declared It planned to spend $17 million to convert Coburn Hall and Holmes Hall, two of the oldest buildings on campus, into a hotel. last February, declared by the university A historic $500 million plan to completely renovate the athletic facility over the next 10 to 12 years.What this plan aims for In addition to refurbishing every aspect of the current facility, it will also construct two completely new buildings.
I am a liberal arts student. I mean, all my departments are pretty small. The university has approximately 3,000 students, both graduate and undergraduate. But I know many other liberal arts students would agree, if only half of some majors could pay attention.
liberal arts student I have classes in some of the older buildings on campus like Stevens buildingCenter Stephens was built in 1924. Three were renamed after the remaining two were built. james stevensNamed after the building.
They were built in the 1920’s, so they don’t have the accommodations in the more modern buildings. Some of these accommodations are simple, such as elevators and bathrooms on each floor. The anthropology building, South Stephens, has no elevator and the only bathroom in the entire three-story building is in the basement. One of his professors broke his tibia last semester and was unable to come and teach class due to lack of accessibility in the building. This led to other professors teaching her class, but the results weren’t great.
Moreover, Building materials containing asbestos and lead Found in buildings on campus built before 1980.
Currently, UMaine has less than 600 student-athletes, which is due to the small percentage of students who benefit from it. “[a] A Historic $500 Million Investment in Maine and Its People.“ Than the new engineering building built by UMaine. Liberal arts and science colleges, on the other hand, do not have sufficient funds to provide for students with disabilities or to ensure that their buildings are free of asbestos and lead.
While we’re happy that our engineering students got beautiful new buildings and our student-athletes got all-new athletic facilities, I do hope that colleges give the liberal arts a little more time, money and attention. Even just to make sure there is adequate accommodation in case someone with a disability or, like a professor, is injured and unable to climb stairs.