Vote Yes on Question 4

Approving Question 4 will attract businesses and create the high-paying, high-skilled jobs Rhode Island needs by authorizing $45.5 million in bonds to expand the University of Rhode Island's College of Engineering and create a URI-affiliated innovation campus program that will pair cutting edge research with private sector investments to create the jobs of the future.

Voting Yes on Question 4 is the Right Choice for Rhode Island:

  • More than 96 percent of students who graduate from the URI College of Engineering are employed in the high-paying, high-skilled jobs Rhode Island needs. Approving Question 4 will expand this program and help attract more high-tech businesses to Rhode Island.
  • A URI-affiliated Innovation Campus will work with leading institutions and the private sector to create partnerships that will turn groundbreaking research into the innovative jobs of the future.
  • Voting yes on 4 will create construction jobs and permanent high paying jobs. Voting yes will put Rhode Islanders back to work while making the necessary investments to prepare our students for the jobs of the future.
Chemical Engineering students at work


Class of 2015 employed or in graduate school
Growth in URI Engineering enrollment since 2003
Graduates Employed in RI

Explosives Detection

In his lab at URI, Otto Gregory works with junior engineering student, Grishma Shrestha to make the world a safer place. The chemical engineering professor has developed a sensor that detects traces of triacetone triperoxide, an explosive commonly used by suicide bombers.

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Hands-On Learning

The “Handy-Can,’’ with an extendable arm, attaches to a wheelchair. Invented by URI engineering students during last year's intensive 12-day J-Term.

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International Engineering

Seven URI students are working with BMW—two at the Munich headquarters and the others at BMW Manufacturing in South Carolina and at BMW of North America in New Jersey.

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Engineering Numbers

Average engineering starting salary, highest in STEM fields.
RI companies employing URI engineers
URI engineering alumni living in the Ocean State

Get Involved

Approving Question 4 will attract businesses and create the high-paying, high-skilled jobs in Rhode Island. On Tuesday, November 8th VOTE YES ON 4.