NMTC Board member, Dr Stephen Pannell, President of Cecil College told the many assembled at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Cecil College Engineering and Math Building Wednesday afternoon, that he’s very excited and that this building represents a lot of work and support, especially for students of engineering, science and math. It is a great day with a lot of strong partnerships.
NMTC Executive Director John Casner, also attending, echoes those sentiments as well. From NMTC’s strong advocacy position for STEM Education, it was rewarding to learn students will now be able to earn a 4 year engineering degree, through an Articulation Agreement with Frostburg State, without leaving the Cecil College campus.
The 28,683 square-foot building will provide space for the expanding course offerings by Cecil College in engineering, science, math and physics.
About 62.90 percent or $14,776,000 of the $24.49-million project will be funded by the Maryland Community College Grant Program, while 37.10 percent or $8,716,000 will be funded by the county. The anticipated completion date for the project is August 2014. It will be the first building in Cecil County to attain LEED silver certification, with its green roofing trays over an SBS-modified Bituminous membrane roof and block stone and glass walls.
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