ECU celebrates groundbreaking of new building

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) ECU has embarked on a project to construct a new academic building.

ECU celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Life Sciences and Biotechnology Building Friday.

North Carolina voters passed the referendum to fund the $90 million project, and it will take two years to complete.

Ron Mitchelson, the ECU Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor, says that the building will have various research and training opportunities for students.

Mitchelson says, "We're gonna put engineers and biologists and chemists and physicists in the same space, and they're going to work together to solve the world's problems."

ECU says the building will include programming like bio processing, bio imaging, environmental engineering, and more.