URI celebrates new engineering facility

University of Rhode Island President David Dooley addresses the crowd during the Fascitelli Center for Advanced Enginering opening celebration Monday morning. 

More than 500 people joined Gov. Gina Raimondo, University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley and URI College of Engineering Dean Raymond M. Wright today to officially celebrate the opening of The Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering. 

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman David Cicilline, state and University leaders, faculty, staff and URI students and donors crowded The Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering to mark the opening and thank Rhode Islanders for their support of bond issues totaling $150 million to construct the Fascitelli Center and to expand and renovate Bliss Hall. 

“This new, state-of-the-art facility will help ensure that URI continues to be a global leader in engineering education for decades to come,” Raimondo said. “There’s no greater investment we can make than in our students and their futures, and I’m excited to see the innovative research and collaborative learning that will result from this unique project.”

See Wednesday's paper for more on this story. 

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