Thursday, February 23, 2012

Weber State University angling for $63 million science building

Although Weber’s College of Science long ago outgrew the building, officials had been fixated on securing funding to expand the Davis campus, which came through last year. Now they are turning their attention to the big lab building on the northeast corner of campus.

The proposed replacement vaulted to the top of the Board of Regents’ wish list for state funding, behind only the University of Utah’s long-standing $50 million request to upgrade its decrepit utilities lines. That the building holds STEM fields, education-speak for science, technology, engineering and math, probably helps its chances because lawmakers are very public in their desire to see more science and engineering students graduate from Utah universities. Salt Lake Tribune