SIU Edwardsville dedicates new science building - KMOV.com

SIU Edwardsville dedicates new science building

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville has dedicated the school’s new $52 million science building.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that dignitaries and legislators were on hand for Monday’s ceremony.

SIU President Glenn Poshard says the lack of a new science building has hampered the campus’ growth.

The new facility will be home to the school’s chemistry, biology and environmental sciences departments. It’ll also have 30-kilowatt solar array and other “green” energy features along with specialized research equipment.

The building was constructed after a decade of political wrangling.

Victoria Francis is a senior studying biochemistry. She says the new facility helps students perform more research and experiments.

 

The school plans to spend $30 million renovating the old science building. Work on that project is expected to begin next year.

 

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