UW-Stevens Point’s Chemistry Biology building on track to open this fall

Posted on Jun 21, 2018 by Education

The long-awaited $75.18 million Chemistry Biology Building at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is on track to open for students this fall, with departments and equipment moving in this summer. The June 12, 2017, storm that rocked the Stevens Point area was an untimely setback for the project, but crews repaired damage to drywall, insulation and cables while building from the top down. ”The delay complicated the schedule for moving in and working around contractors,” said George Acker, interim director of Facilities Planning. “But Miron and numerous subcontractors worked hard to get back on schedule, and we expect to meet our goal of teaching in the building in the fall.”

The building has 58 research and teaching laboratories, two lecture halls, seven classrooms, a café, green roof and tropical conservatory. Work on the glass conservatory will continue through the fall. Flexible room configurations combined with modern technology will support hands-on learning and student research, hallmarks of a UW-Stevens Point education. Read more…

A grand opening event will be held Friday afternoon, Sept. 14, with a ribbon-cutting and public tours of the building.

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