Imagination at Work04.13.2011 | Engineering, Campus and Community
The University of Dayton and GE Aviation will break ground on a $51 million research-and-development center on campus at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 14.
Called an Electric Power Integrated Systems Center (EPISCENTER), the facility will be built on eight acres on River Park Drive on a parcel of land the University purchased from NCR Corp. in 2005. The 115,000-square-foot facility is expected to be operational by the end of 2012. It's part of the state's Ohio Aerospace Hub of Innovation.
Lorraine Bolsinger, president and CEO of GE Aviation Systems; Daniel J. Curran, president of the University of Dayton; and state and local officials will take part in the groundbreaking ceremony.
Later in the day, Bolsinger will headline a "Sweats to Suits: Bridging the Gap From Campus to Career" Women's Leadership Conference on campus.