The University of Connecticut recently celebrated the opening of its new Engineering & Science Building, a state-of-the-art facility whose carefully planned design and modern labs will help the University and its researchers drive new innovations in a range of scientific disciplines. The building was completed this spring and now houses programs in engineering and life sciences, including the Institute for Systems Genomics.
It represents yet another milestone in the Next Generation Connecticut initiative, which funded the $95 million project cost as part of the state’s larger plan to expand STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) at UConn as a pathway to economic growth in the state.
“This building is the culmination of significant investment by the state of Connecticut in the field of STEM, and in the future of engineering,” said Kazem Kazerounian, dean of the UConn School of Engineering. “Nearly 40 percent of our state’s economy is generated by engineering-related industries, and with our 70 percent increase in engineering enrollment, and significant investment in resources, UConn is providing research, talent, and technology that will pay dividends for decades to come.” Read the full story from UConn Today