Rolls-Royce donates Trent 1000 to Virginia Tech
20 August 2012
Rolls-Royce has donated a Trent 1000 jet engine to Virginia Tech. This will form the centerpiece of its new Signature Engineering Building, which opens in Spring 2014.
Photo courtesy of Rolls-Royce
The building is being constructed around the engine, which will remain in a protective cover until the structure opens in spring 2014. Rolls-Royce plans to outfit the lobby of the building with interactive kiosks containing information on engine design and advanced manufacturing to inform and excite students about careers in engineering.