UOG Celebrates the Groundbreaking of State-of-the-Art School of Engineering
Stakeholders stand near the area where the UOG School of Engineering will be built in the upcoming months. From left to right: Guam PEALS Chairman Gabriel Jugo, Vice Mayor of Mangilao Tommy Duenas, Bascon Contractor Romeo A. Lopez, NAVFAC Marianas Commanding Officer Capt. Stephanie Jones, Guam Society of American Military Engineers John Robertson, UOG Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Dr. Anita Borja Enriquez, UOG Vice President of Administration and Finance Randall Wiegand, UOG Endowment Foundation Board Director Joseph Ada, Lt. Gov. of Guam Raymond Tenorio, UOG President Dr. Robert Underwood, Interim Dean of SENG Dr. Shahram Khosrowpanah, Speaker of the 34th Guam Legislature Benjamin Cruz, USDA Representative Joe Diego, 34th Guam Legislature Education Chair Sen. Joe San Agustin, UOG Board of Regents Chairperson Jillette Leon Guerrero, UOG Student Government Association President Annie Camacho, Guam Society of Professional Engineers Representative Bill Beery, and Executive Director of the UOG Endowment Foundation Melanie Mendiola.
The University of Guam and stakeholders from around the island gathered in celebration on March 19, 2018 at the groundbreaking ceremony of the University’s new School of Engineering (SENG).
The 16,000-square foot building will feature six faculty offices, two state-of-the-art classrooms, three laboratories for soil-structure, hydraulics, environmental engineering, and a computer lab. The University established the School of Engineering in 2016, in part, to address a shortage of local engineers in Guam and other islands in the Western Pacific.
UOG currently offers a two-year Pre-Engineering program, where students can go on
to complete their degrees at partner institutions such as the University of Iowa and
Mapua University in the Philippines. The University is on track to expand this program
into a four-year degree program in the next few years.
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