USMA Breaks Ground on CEACOn December 11, West Point broke ground for its new future-focused Cyber & Engineering Academic Center (CEAC). Superintendent LTG Darryl A. Williams ’83 presided at the ceremony with special guests Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy; 55th Chief of Engineers and Commanding General, USACE, LTG Scott A. Spellmon ’86; USMA Dean of the Academic Board BG Cindy Jebb ’82, and West Point Association of Graduates Board Chairman LTG (R) Joseph E. DeFrancisco ’65. The 136,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility will house the engineering laboratory functions of the Departments of Civil & Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, and Systems Engineering.

Through laboratories and hands-on core-course activity spaces, access to new technology and equipment, and opportunities for unique collaboration, the center will facilitate a powerful and broad impact within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) scholarship and industry. The CEAC project costs will be supported by government funding and private funding from the West Point Association of Graduates Margin of Excellence program. Margin of Excellence enhancements to the Center include a fourth floor offering conference and collaborative space and a bridge connecting the new facility with Mahan Hall. These enhancements are made possible by Mike Fisher ’90, and his wife Ashley Fisher; Bell Textron Inc.; the Classes of 1979, 1975, 1973, 1972, 1997, 2010, 2009, 2003; and the West Point Parents Club of Maryland, DC, and Virginia. CEAC Press Release. Full story.

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