JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The future is now at Jackson State University as they unveiled their new state-of-the-art engineering building.
JSU officials and Congressman Bennie Thompson cut the ribbon on the 90,000 square-foot facility Thursday morning.
Thompson played an instrumental role in securing funding for the $20 million dollar structure. The building will house the College of Science, Engineering and Technology.
Higher education officials say this facility will serve not only as a training tool, but a recruitment tool.
"Facilities matter. If you're a student considering going into engineering and walk into this facility, it is state-of-the-art," said Hank Bounds, Commissioner of Mississippi Higher Education.
After the ceremony, visitors toured the college, checking out cutting-edge classrooms featuring the latest educational tools and LCD projectors.
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