By Thomasina Merkel
The Wisconsin Building Commission approved a $75 million budget request for a new science building at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) Thursday, March 21.
The building will be four floors and just under 170,000 square feet. It will contain up-to-date educational and research facilities for biology and chemistry. Construction is projected to start in 2015, with completion in 2017.
“Flexible room configurations combined with modern technology will support hands-on learning and student research, hallmarks of a UWSP education,” said Greg Diemer, the vice chancellor of business affairs, in a statement.
The building will improve science education and help keep UWSP as a statewide leader in science education, said Chris Cirmo, the dean of the College of Letters and Sciences.