The 157,000 square foot building will feature virtual, interdisciplinary research, instructional labs, a seminar classroom and a conference and meeting space.
The murals are modeled after the different schools at the University of Maryland.
The event was organized by James Milke, the chair of UMD's fire engineering program.
On Saturday, formula team members held a testing day for their racecar after working on it for two years.
The scholarship was established in 1997, the year after Sarah Bryan died.
The launch involves attaching student made engineering experiments to balloons and allowing the apparatus to fly into the atmosphere to gather data.
The University Senate voted on Thursday to discontinue the Science, Technology and Society certificate.
The visit came on the eve of the Senate’s vote on the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill.
Schmidt, a professor in UMD's mechanical engineering department, died March 12. She was 62.