By: Colin Meadowcroft/Mike Stiles -
Thursday, April 8, 2021
(ANGOLA) - The Steel Dynamics Foundation is pledging $1.5 million towards Trine University's engineering facility expansion.
In honor of Steel Dynamics' generous support, the new 40,000 square foot expansion will be named the Steel Dynamics Inc. Center for Engineering and Computing. Enrollment in the Allen School of Engineering and Computing has risen 72 percent over the past decade to nearly 1,000 students, with engineering students accounting for more than 40 percent of Trine's main campus student population.
The new expansion to Trine's facilities will help prepare skilled professionals in critical high-tech areas such as hardware and software development, computer networking, cybersecurity and health informatics.
Mark Millett, President and CEO of Steel Dynamics Inc., says the continual growth of their business requires a ready supply of well-trained engineers, and many who have contributed to the success of Steel Dynamics have come from Trine University.
Designs for the $12.5 million project feature state-of-the-art technology, flexible labs and classrooms, an active learning lab with a maker space to foster creativity, and bright, open spaces for collaboration and conversation, including a new gathering point and cafe available to the entire campus. The new area is intended to become a focal point at the center of campus and a showcase for student work.