MSU $3.3 Million Pledge

Midwestern State University is getting help on expanding its engineering program.

The McCoy foundation has pledged $3.3 million to the expansion of programs and building additions to the McCoy School of Engineering at Midwestern State University.

Through the pledge, the university is now poised to introduce a master's program in mechanical engineering.

The university also has to introduce an engineering program that will focus on general engineering.

The McCoy commitment will fund the construction of additional laboratories, classrooms, and office space to meet the demands of a growing enrollment of engineering majors.

The first engineering technology program at MSU began in 1985 in response to the expressed needs of area manufacturers.

The mechanical engineering program was implemented in Fall 2003 and was named in recognition of the McCoys' gift to the university to support the program.

Four years after implementation, the program received the highest level of accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).