West Point to Break Ground on Future-Focused Facility

By West Point Public Affairs

Date: Wednesday, Dec 09, 2020 Time: 4:32 EST RELEASE NO: 19-20
The Cyber and Engineering Academic Center (CEAC) at West Point is a modern academic facility that will enable and inspire collaboration across engineering disciplines.

WEST POINT, N.Y. – The U.S. Military Academy will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its new future-focused [Cyber & Engineering Academic Center] on Dec. 11 at 2 p.m.  

The state-of-the-art building will house the engineering laboratory functions of the Departments of Civil & Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, and Systems Engineering together under one roof. 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 proposed 136,000 square-foot academic facility is an investment that will pay great dividends toward the Army’s need for technical competence in the officer corps and the ongoing growth of the Cyber Branch. The project will be dually subsidized with over $200 million dollars in appropriated government funding in addition to private funding to enable “Margin of Excellence” enhancements. 

“The Cyber & Engineering Academic Center will ensure that our cadets, guided by world-class faculty and staff, will develop and learn in a modern, state-of-the-art facility for years to come,” said Brig. Gen. Cindy Jebb, Dean of the Academic Board. “The facility will profoundly and positively impact our mission to develop our graduates who will lead with character in a changing, uncertain, and technology-driven world. We are thrilled that it will serve to attract quality talent across cadets, faculty, and staff in an increasingly competitive higher ed landscape.”  

The ceremony will be presided by the U.S. Military Academy’s 60th Superintendent Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, Secretary of the Army Honorable Ryan D. McCarthy, 55th Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, and Brig. Gen. Cindy Jebb, the Dean of the Academic Board.  

Guests are invited to attend virtually and can view the live-streamed ceremony at https://youtu.be/JVYQEauQREg.  

For more information about the project, visit www.westpoint.edu/USMA-2035/academic-infrastructure/CEAC.  

About West Point  

The U. S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year, co-educational, federal, liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City. It was founded in 1802 as America's first college of engineering and continues today as the world’s premier leader-development institution, consistently ranked among top colleges in the country. Its mission remains constant—to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the U. S. Army. For more information, go to www.westpoint.edu.