Our students need more than technical knowledge to impact today’s increasingly complex society.
Business and engineering leadership, students and friends celebrated the official groundbreaking on June 5 of a $45 million addition that will physically connect the two CU Boulder academic and research powerhouses.
In 2020, the Koelbel Building, which houses the Leeds School of Business, will be physically connected to the Engineering Center. The 45,000-square-foot addition will feature a 200-seat auditorium and an innovation and entrepreneurship hub, where students from any discipline can collaborate with faculty and local business leaders to explore new ideas.
Engineering Dean Bobby Braun said a permanent hub to support entrepreneurial collaborations will help create the jobs of the future.
“Our students need more than technical knowledge to impact today’s increasingly complex society,” Braun said. “Our recent growth in entrepreneurial activities, built upon expanding partnerships across campus and the state, demonstrates the value of well-rounded students with critical thinking skills and hands-on expertise.