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MSU breaks ground on new engineering complex

Richard A. Rula Engineering and Science Complex | Photo provided by MSU

Construction has started on a new engineering and science building on the campus of Mississippi State University.

Posted: Dec. 7, 2018 3:07 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Construction has started on a new engineering and science building on the campus of Mississippi State University.

The university’s leaders broke ground Friday morning on the new building, named the Richard A. Rula Engineering and Science Complex.


Photo: Megan Bean / Mississippi State University

The 70,000-square-foot facility will house the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and provide classrooms and offices; teaching, research and chemistry labs; and high bay areas.

The $34 million building is named after MSU 2019 National Alumnus of the Year Richard A. Rula. He provided the lead gift of $8 million for the new complex.

“Now we, our children, their children and generations after will all benefit from this beautiful facility that will provide a quality education for our students,” Rula said.

The building will be located at the corner of Hardy Road and Morrill Road.

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