Oklahoma State University will break ground on a new laboratory building that's funded in part by an anonymous donation of $1 million.
The university says the gift and a matching $1 million contribution from the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology will allow them to begin work for the new engineering and technology lab for undergraduate students.
OSU says enrollment in engineering programs has doubled at the university in the past decade and the funding allows for the development of modern laboratories that provide hands-on education at the school.
“The new undergraduate laboratory will be an innovative hub of learning that shifts the College’s pedagogy from traditional engineering education to a robust combination of theory and systems education with hands-on applications to better educate and prepare the next generation of engineers, architects and technology professionals,” said Paul Tikalsky, dean of the College.
The building will house 14 undergraduate research labs, a lecture hall and student-project space.
The university plans to break ground on the project Saturday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.