GOOD NEWS: Midland Leadership helps UTPB students reach for the stars and beyond
7 Oct 2017
Author: OA Online
A partnership to bring aeronautical engineering to The University of Texas of the Permian Basin was realized fully Wednesday, as President Sandra Woodley received the final gift to fund the program’s undergraduate track.
Back in the fall of 2016, UTPB started the new aerospace engineering program after getting a 3-year commitment from both the Midland Development Corporation (MDC) and the Midland City Council. “Because of the generosity and forward thinking by these leaders from the community of Midland, UTPB began the process of researching and developing a concentration in aeronautical engineering with the mechanical engineering program,” said President Woodley. “We are proud to offer these fields of study to our students as we continue to work tirelessly to make UTPB the pride of West Texas.”
In addition, the MDC approved an agreement with UTPB for the construction of a new engineering building and for the establishment and management of an incubator and makerspace to be located at the Center for Energy & Economic Development (CEED) building.