Ribbon-cutting for URI, Schneider Electric classroom partnership

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Media Advisory
February 2, 2017

Ribbon-cutting for URI, Schneider Electric classroom partnership

 WHO: University of Rhode Island faculty, staff and students to celebrate opening of temporary classroom space at Schneider Electric during construction of new engineering center on URI’s Kingston campus. Among those attending are URI President David M. Dooley, Raymond M. Wright, dean of the College of Engineering, Dave Johnson, executive vice president of Schneider Electric, Stefan Pryor, secretary of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, and 91 URI mechanical engineering students working on their senior capstone projects at the facility.

WHAT: URI’s electrical, computer and biomedical engineering programs are relocating to the new facility, which the University is leasing to accommodate the demolition of five existing engineering buildings and construction of a new engineering building, all on the Kingston campus.

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 3, at 1 p.m.

WHERE: Schneider Electric, 132 Fairgrounds Road, West Kingston.

To arrange coverage of speakers and a tour of the facility, please call Dave Lavallee, URI’s assistant director of Marketing and Communications, at 401-874-5862.

For more details about the project, visit https://today.uri.edu/news/uri-schneider-electric-partner-for-temporary-laboratory-classroom-space-during-construction-of-new-engineering-center.