FIU is expanding its College of Engineering and Computing with a 125,000 square-foot, six-story building that will house makerspace labs, active learning classrooms and research laboratories at Modesto A. Maidique Campus.

On Thursday, the university held a groundbreaking ceremony near the future home of the new building. Florida Lt. Governor and FIU alumna Jeanette Nuñez joined President Mark B. Rosenberg, Raul Moas, Miami program director of the John S. and James L Knight Foundation, current and former South Florida legislators, FIU trustees, donors and FIU staff at the event.

“This is an important step we’re taking today, one that will change the game for our FIU, for our city and for the great State of Florida,” Rosenberg said. “With our collaborators at the local and state level, along with our partnership with the Knight Foundation and the support of donors, we are creating a key hub of talent and innovation, one that allows us to seize this important moment.”

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