UND makes headway in funding oil buildingA new building for UND’s College of Engineering and Mines is now 30 percent funded thanks to recent private donations, the university said Friday.
By: Herald Staff Report, Grand Forks Herald
A new building for UND’s College of Engineering and Mines is now 30 percent funded thanks to recent private donations, the university said Friday.
The $10 million Collaborative Energy Complex would connect two of the college’s main buildings and house the new Institute for Energy Studies and the rapidly growing Department of Petroleum Engineering.
The latest donation is from Grand Forks-based engineering firm AE2S, which the university said gave more than $1 million using a matching grant from the state.
“We see this as an investment not only in our potential workforce and UND, but as an investment in the future economic development of our State,” said alumnus and CEO Steve Burian. “We are incredibly proud to be a part of this groundbreaking facility.”
Other major donors include Bob and Kris Solberg and Tom and Carolyn Hamilton, alumni families now in Houston, Texas.