UTPB engineering building to be state of the art

first_img A photo of an illustration of what the finished UTPB Engineering Building will look like next to UTPB’s Center for Energy and Economic Diversification building in Midland. An illustration of what the finished UTPB Engineering Building will look like next to UTPB’s Center for Energy and Economic Diversification building in Midland. Virgin Coco MojitoTexas Fried ChickenSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasserolePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay UTPB College of Engineering. An illustration of what the finished UTPB Engineering Building will look like next to UTPB’s Center for Energy and Economic Diversification building in Midland. An illustration of what the finished UTPB Engineering Building will look like next to UTPB’s Center for Energy and Economic Diversification building in Midland. Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Forrest Flocker speaks about the opportunities the new UTPB Engineering Building will bring to students in the Permian Basin during an interview at a media tour of the site Thursday in Midland. Facebook Previous articleSHAC reviews Life Center curriculumNext articleCOLLEGE SOFTBALL: UTPB sweeps Western New Mexico admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Resident construction manager Ken Frasier, left, speaks about the decision to expose some of the frame work of the building in a lecture hall of the new UTPB Engineering Building during a media tour of the site Thursday in Midland. Facebook Sandra Woodley speaks about the opportunities the new UTPB Engineering Building will bring to students and employers in the Permian Basin during an interview at a media tour of the site Thursday in Midland. Registration set for engineering camp 1 of 14 Resident construction manager Ken Frasier, center right, explians the blue print of the new UTPB Engineering Building during a tour of the site Thursday in Midland. The main stairs that lead to the second floor of the UTPB Engineering Building during tour of the site Thursday in Midland. With walls and beams going up, officials from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin showcased the progress of its new engineering building.Located near the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. Farm to Market Road 1788 in Midland, the three-story building includes 105,801 square feet. The project cost is $55 million with substantial completion May 14, 2019.UTPB President Sandra Woodley said the university already has petroleum and mechanical, but the building will also house chemical and electrical engineering.On Wednesday, media viewed the steel, walls and spaces carved out that make up the beginnings of the interior. The inside also will include a 108-seat lecture hall on the first floor, a visualization laboratory on the second floor and 42-seat classrooms — two on each floor, information provided during the tour said.There will be four labs on each floor for mechanical, petroleum, chemical and electrical engineering with research labs, the information said.Three 24-seat laboratory classrooms — one on each floor, three computer labs, also one on each floor, student success centers, 30 faculty offices — 10 on each floor; a dean’s suite, two elevators and a student cafe also will be included, the information said.Woodley said the building will be state-of-the-art in terms of items like lab equipment.“We also are excited that in fall of 2019 we start classes in this new building and also it’s true that the need for engineering programs in the Permian Basin where so much is happening around the energy industry really gives this university an opportunity to provide that workforce and the innovation that’s needed,” Woodley said.“We’re spending millions of dollars on lab equipment that will be the latest software and hardware — lab equipment that our students will need and our faculty will need to do research and to learn about their prospective degrees,” she added. “We’re not skimping at all. We’re spending a lot of time making sure that we have the best tools available for our students to learn.”Woodley said UTPB has great partnerships with industry leaders in the region and they hire graduates from the school.“Our graduates will be connecting with them; our faculty will be connecting with them; and early in the academic process, we think that will be a differentiator for our students,” Woodley said. “There’s a lot of excitement about the building and even more excitement about the quality of graduates that (will) come out of this facility.”“Now what we’re able to do here is hire the best faculty and attract the best students to come take advantage of all that we have to offer here in our engineering programs,” she added.Interim Dean of the College of Engineering Forrest Flocker said the building is “kind of a big deal.”“We started with two programs, one in mechanical and one in petroleum. They were really focused on the oil patch and the kind of workers they needed for that. But the adding of chemical and electrical has really expanded our role,” Flocker said.“Our goal is to have a comprehensive engineering university right here at UT Permian Basin. We would like to have other programs, for example civil engineering and some graduate programs. We’re looking forward to moving to this idea of comprehensive engineering college,” Flocker added.He said some time needs to pass to get the new programs established and growing before that can happen.“We just need to move forward at a pace that’s commensurate with what we expect to happen in the Permian Basin,” Flocker said.He noted that there are currently about 600 students in the engineering programs and that is expected to double in the next five years.Flocker said it will benefit the community to be able to grow its own engineers because some companies have a hard time recruiting engineers from other places in the state or country.Flocker said the vast majority — well over 90 percent — of engineering students, not just locally but nationwide, find employment within six months of graduating.More Information Twitter Pinterest An illustration of what the finished UTPB Engineering Building will look like next to UTPB’s Center for Energy and Economic Diversification building in Midland. WhatsApp A photo of an illustration of what the finished UTPB Engineering Building will look like next to UTPB’s Center for Energy and Economic Diversification building in Midland. Home Local News Education UTPB engineering building to be state of the art Local NewsEducation UTPB engineering building to be state of the art An illustration of what the finished UTPB Engineering Building will look like next to UTPB’s Center for Energy and Economic Diversification building in Midland. Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Resident construction manager Ken Frasier speaks about the office areas of the new UTPB Engineering Building during a media tour of the site Thursday in Midland. Sandra Woodley speaks about the opportunities the new UTPB Engineering Building will bring to students and employers in the Permian Basin during an interview at a media tour of the site Thursday in Midland. 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Shaqiri signs for Stoke

first_img Manager Mark Hughes told the club’s official website: “He’s a dynamic and explosive player who will bring something different to the group and at the age of 23 he still has a great deal of potential. “In the chats I’ve had with him it’s obvious that he’s excited about playing in the Premier League and showing what he’s capable of.” A switch appeared to be off in July when the club’s deadline for the move to be completed was not met and Hughes confirmed they had “stepped aside” to focus on other targets. Shaqiri has scored 17 goals in 46 appearances for Switzerland and helped Bayern Munich win the Champions League in 2013. Chief Executive Tony Scholes added: “It’s no secret that we have been pursuing Xherdan for some time now and we are delighted to have finally secured his signature. “He’s an exciting young player who is really looking forward to playing in the Premier League having played at the very highest level in Germany with Bayern Munich and in Italy with Inter. “Xherdan will be a fantastic addition to our squad and adds to the attacking options at the manager’s disposal.” Press Association The 23-year-old joins from Inter Milan on a five-year deal just weeks after the move appeared to be dead. The Switzerland winger could make his Stoke debut in Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Tottenham. center_img Stoke have announced the completion of a club-record £12million deal for midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri.last_img read more

Teenage pair shine at WPGA event

first_img Two teenage players from England Golf squads led the amateur challenge at the latest event on the WPGA One Day Series when they tied for second place. Cloe Frankish (image © Leaderboard Photography), 15, from Chart Hills in Kent, and Aimee Wilson, 18, from Mickleover in Derbyshire, both scored two-under 72 at Little Aston. They were in a three-way tie for second place and finished two shots behind the winner, Jo Hodge of Hamptworth in Wiltshire. A third squad player, Megan Clarke of Cleckheaton & District in Yorkshire, also finished in the top six with a score of one-over par. The WPGA has opened up entry to its popular One Day Series to U16 and U18 girls from England Golf’s regional squads to give them the chance to develop their skills in a tournament arena. This was the second event in the series and both have showcased the skills of the emerging amateurs, after Bel Wardle of Cheshire was joint runner-up in the first tournament. Rebecca Wood, the England Golf Women’s Performance Manager, said: “This was another fantastic outcome for the England Golf programme. I cannot highlight enough what a great experience this is for the players to add to their development journeys and I hope more players sign up for the remaining events.” Aimee Wilson, who trains with the West Midlands U18 squad and is the Derbyshire champion, was playing in her first pro event and confessed to shaking beforehand! But her father – and caddy – Mark, said: “She played absolutely fantastic, I was really proud of her, and she really enjoyed the experience. She was very happy.” She had four birdies in her round and came home in one-under par, with immaculate play which resulted in a birdie on the 10th and eight straight pars to finish with. Cloe Frankish, who trains with the South East U16 squad, was playing in her second One Day event and her mum, Claire, commented: “She really enjoyed it and it’s given her such a big confidence boost.” She was giving a new putter its first outing during the competition and was rewarded with an excellent performance on the greens, including holing at least one 30-footer. Altogether she amassed five birdies in her round. Click here for the full scores 21 May 2014 Teenage pair shine at WPGA event last_img read more