Tech reveals multimillion dollar engineering facility

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Updated: 2/27 9:23 pm
Texas Tech takes the wraps off it's new addition to the engineering key. It is the Petroleum Engineering Research Building.

This $22.8 million facility was built purely with donor funds. It has 42,000 square feet of labs and classrooms.

Dean of Engineering Al Sacco said this new facility gives professors the ability to bring field experience into the classroom.

He said it will help students grasp the physical feel of what petroleum engineering is all about.

"This building is a response to that, and everybody across the nation is trying to do it, but it's extremely difficult to do unless you have facilities that are built for it," he said. "So, as far as I know we are the only ones in the nation that is able to do this now so we're really excited about it. It was a vision that I had."

Sacco said this state of the art facility will elevate Tech's petroleum engineering to among the top programs in the nation.

The building named the 'Terry Fuller Petroleum Engineering Research Building' honoring the donor who contributed more than half the construction costs.

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