The science of progress: initiative advances
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Launched with a $14.5-million addition to the Robert H. Wick Science Building, St. Cloud State’s science initiative is making great strides in creating and updating facilities that will give future graduates an edge in their fields.
Brown Hall, the initiative’s current target, has undergone renovations that brings St. Cloud State’s nursing program on campus and provides space to accommodate general science education and communication sciences and disorders, as well as the continuing studies program.
Plans for the initiative include the construction of the Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility (ISELF). The 100,000-square-foot facility would benefit students on campus studying a variety of disciplines in the College of Science and Engineering, including biology, engineering and computer science. The large flexible lab space would allow students in different areas of study to interact with each other and enable different departments to pool their resources.