ST. PAUL, Minn. (Nov. 8, 2013) — Metropolitan State University held a day-long #BuildMN tour with State Sen. Foung Hawj (DFL-67) and the Senate Capital Investment Committee in support of local bonding projects.
Metro State is requesting $35.86 million in bonding funds to help build a Science Education Center, a learning space.
The campus growth is to address the rapidly growing Nursing and Health Science programs with space and advanced science laboratories, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields.
The school’s enrollment has been steadily increasing, and a new science building will allow Metro State to add five more science degrees along with a Professional Science Master’s degree in Ecology and Environmental Science.
“Metro State’s bonding request directly responds to one of the highest state and MnSCU priorities; to increase the number of STEM fields, particularly urban science teachers and Bachelor of Science graduates,” Hawj said. “A vast majority of the degrees given out each year are to metro-area students and following graduation 79 percent of the school’s grads stay in the metropolitan area and serve their communities. Investing in Metro State’s Science Education Center means staying competitive and increasing our regional vitality.”
For information on the #BuildMN tour visit build.mn.