Wednesday April 13, 2011
Imagination at Work
The University of Dayton and GE Aviation will make a bold statement when they break ground on a multi-million-dollar research facility on campus.
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.
For more information, contact Teri Rizvi at 937-229-3255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.