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ISET Construction on Schedule
Faculty and staff will start moving into the newly renovated east wing of Dana Hall and the new 37,000-square-foot building adjoining Dana during the week of May 16, right after Commencement. In addition, summer classes will take place in the new facilities.
The renovation of the west wing of Dana Hall, which comprises much of the second phase of the ISET project, will begin this summer. The entire project is scheduled for completion in January 2006. For a more detailed progress report, go to www.hartford.edu/iset.
Earlier this week, United Technologies Corp. Chairman and CEO George David presented University President Walter Harrison with a check for $250,000 to help support construction of the $34 million ISET complex.
The ISET project — the largest single construction project in the university's history — will enable all of the university's science, engineering, and technology departments to be housed together in a single complex of state-of-the-art buildings that encourage collaboration and interdisciplinary learning.
The project supports the university's goal of achieving regional prominence and national visibility in science, engineering, and technology education. With this expanded research capability, the university will be able to provide additional support to Connecticut's industrial sector and graduates will be better prepared for careers at high-tech and science-dependent companies.
"United Technologies Corporation has made it a priority to support mathematics and science education, and this gift underscores both that commitment and UTC's long connection to the University of Hartford," said President Harrison. "With UTC's generous help, the ISET complex will help ensure the University's leadership position in providing the best science, engineering, and technology education to all of its students."
United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, is a diversified company that provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the building systems and aerospace industries. Fortune Magazine has ranked UTC as a "Most Admired" company every year since 2001, based on criteria including social responsibility, innovation, and financial performance.