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Rolls-Royce donates jet engine to Va Tech building

Wednesday - 8/8/2012, 2:04pm  ET

BLACKSBURG, Va. - An engineering building under construction on the Virginia Tech campus now has a big engine to show off.

Rolls-Royce has donated a Trent 1000 jet engine that is displayed 15 feet above the foyer in the Signature Engineering Building. Construction remains ongoing around the engine area.

WSLS-TV ( http://bit.ly/Nhsxdn) reports the company hopes the gift inspires students to pursue careers in science and engineering.

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Information from: WSLS-TV, http://www.wsls.com/


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