Ferland Engineering Education Design Center


The Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center virtual groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 28, 2020.

The Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center will house the Biomedical Engineering Program and Department of Mechanical Engineering, as well as teaching laboratories for Mechanical Engineering Technology Program. It will also provide space for all UMaine engineering majors to complete their senior capstone projects and collaborative learning classrooms that will serve the entire campus.

A record $25 million in private support has been raised from more than 500 alumni, friends and corporate donors for this capital priority of UMaine’s $200 million Vision for Tomorrow comprehensive campaign, led by the University of Maine Foundation. Approval of $50 million in public support from the state Legislature in July 2017 helped to catalyze the campaign. This project includes the single largest capital gift in UMaine history.

Release from UMaine News

Watch the full livestream here:

We would like to thank the following groundbreaking sponsors:

Navigate the videos and text below for each section of the livestream:

Jeffery Mills, President/CEO, University of Maine Foundation

Fundraising update for Ferland EEDC.

Dana Humphrey, Dean of the College of Engineering
Kenneth Warren Saunders and Henry W. Saunders Professor of Engineering Leadership and Management

A virtual tour of the Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center.

Joan Ferrini-Mundy, President, University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias

How this project will transform the University of Maine.

Alison Bessette, Senior Mechanical Engineering Student.

Governor Janet Mills

Workforce development and economic impact for the State of Maine.

James Erwin, Chair, UMS Board of Trustees

Dannel Malloy, Chancellor, University of Maine System

Doug Whitney, WBRC Architects Engineers

Design of Ferland EEDC.

Matt Tonello, Consigli Construction

Virtual Construction Sequence of the Ferland EEDC.

Virtual Groundbreaking for the Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center

Architectural Renderings by Ellenzweig: Design Architect and Laboratory Planner

Congratulatory sentiments will be archived in the permanent records of the project: