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Metropolitan State University of Denver has lift-off

Announcing the ground breaking of the new Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building

Contact: Tim Carroll, O:303-556-5136, C: 303-870-7705

Posted: October 5, 2015

DENVER - Metropolitan State University of Denver will break ground on its new Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building on Thursday, October 8, 2015.   The new building will house six programs as part of the initiative fostering advantageous connections between aerospace sciences; civil, electrical and mechanical engineering technology; and computer information systems and computer science. In addition, the AES initiative will include Colorado’s only Institute for Advanced Manufacturing.

“This is a milestone in the University’s next 50 years,” said Dr. Stephen Jordan, president of MSU Denver.  “The AES building will be a state-of-the-art facility for our students and campus community.” The curriculum has been developed in close collaboration with aerospace, aviation and advanced manufacturing industry leaders to meet their companies’ specific needs, and is designed to graduate the most skilled, workforce-ready graduates in the nation. And the initiative complements Colorado’s statewide focus on growing its advanced manufacturing sector.

The groundbreaking will take place at the vacant Dogwood parking lot on the corner of Auraria Parkway and 7th Avenue.

Groundbreaking Schedule of Events

 9:00 AM         Keynote - Leroy Chiao, Former Commander of the International Space Station and former NASA astronaut

10:00 AM        Industry Leaders Panel - Recruiting and retaining Colorado's Workforce in Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing

10:30 AM        Groundbreaking Ceremony



About Metropolitan State University of Denver

MSU Denver is a leader in educating Coloradans in university programs particularly relevant to the state’s economy and the demands of today’s employers. With the highest number of ethnically diverse students among the state’s four-year colleges, MSU Denver offers 59 majors plus master’s degrees in accounting, teaching and social work. MSU Denver has 21,000 students currently enrolled, and 75 percent of the University’s 85,000 graduates have remained in Colorado as valuable members of the state’s workforce.

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