CB&I pledges $750,000 for LSU lab

CB&I has pledged $750,000 to the LSU College of Engineering to establish the CB&I Energy Innovation Lab, which will promote integrated research and teaching for energy applications.

The space will support curricula to address changing industry trends and sources of energy that impact the global energy supply. It will incorporate lectures, labs and design projects, while promoting connections within engineering disciplines. The naming of the lab requires approval from the LSU Board of Supervisors.

Rick Koubek, dean of the college of engineering, said the lab will emphasize agility as LSU modernizes its teaching to better meet workforce needs.

“CB&I is proud to support the growth in Louisiana, particularly through educational partnerships with universities such as LSU,” said Philip K. Asherman, CB&I’s president and chief executive officer.

CB&I’s contribution will receive the one-to-one state match provided by the state of Louisiana under the agreement between the state and LSU to expand its engineering facilities.