By Sean Nealon, OSU release – CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University hosted a forum focused on artificial intelligence that included a talk by NVIDIA CEO and co-founder Jensen Huang and held a groundbreaking for a new research building that will be named after Huang and his wife, Lori, both Oregon State alumni. Jen-Hsun Huang and Lori Mills Huang Collaborative Innovation Complex. The 150,000-square-foot, $213 million complex will increase Oregon State’s support for the semiconductor and technology industry in Oregon and beyond when it opens in 2026. Once completed, the complex will house an NVIDIA-powered AI supercomputer that will be among the fastest systems in academia. The complex will bring together faculty and students to solve critical challenges facing the world in areas such as climate science, clean energy and water resources. In October 2022, at the public launch of the OSU Foundation-led $1.75 billion Believe it fundraising and engagement campaign, the university announced $100 million in philanthropy for the Huang Collaborative Innovation Complex, including a $50 million gift from the Huangs. At the groundbreaking on Friday, the Foundation announced that the $100 million includes a $50 million gift from the Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation, longtime partners of Oregon State.