New STEM Facility on Campus
- Oct 23, 2018
MSU’s brand new, state of the art STEM facility has just begun construction. It will be located on the south side of the stadium by Shaw Ln and Chestnut. The STEM facility will be added to the existing Shaw Lane Power Plant. This is the first time in 50 years that MSU has received state funding to build a classroom building on campus and Michigan Legislature voted to award MSU $29.9 million to start construction on the new “Stem Teaching and Learning Facility”. It was decided that MSU needed more STEM classrooms because in the last 10 years, enrollment in STEM course has increased by 38%. The total budget of the project is $97.5 million which includes a $5.5 million contingency. The funding came from State of Michigan Capital Outlay.
The STEM Facility will house labs, and classrooms for biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, physics, and engineering. The Shaw Lane Power Plant part will be housing the HUB. The HUB will consist of a student help center, the biological science program offices, and an undergraduate research office. The addition of this building will mean closing lot 79E which means approximately 75 parking spaces will lost. The building is set to open in September 2020.
The picture below shows what the design of the STEM building.