BGSU plans new science labs PDF Print E-mail
Written by DAVID DUPONT Sentinel Staff Writer   
Friday, 15 November 2013 11:37
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Mosley Hall (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
Moseley Hall, one of the original three buildings on the Bowling Green State University campus, is being considered as the new home for state-of-the-art science labs.
President Mary Ellen Mazey told the Faculty Senate Tuesday that the Moseley project will be presented to the state as a capital improvement project.
Mazey said that the state is more interested in renovations instead of new construction at this point and has a particular interest in promoting STEM - science, technology, engineering and math - education.
The plan, which has an estimated price tag of $23.2 million, would convert space in the almost 100-year-old building into chemistry, biology and possibly forensic science labs, she said, as well as space for Health and Human Services.
Of late the building, which Provost Rodney Rogers said was in rough shape, has been used for general instructional space. He said the plan was presented to the trustees at its October meeting. Now it was to be submitted to the state.
Rogers said university officials were looking to begin work on the Moseley project about a year from now.
The renovation would return it to its original purpose. It was the original Science and Agriculture Building.
In another STEM initiative, the faculty approved the establishment of a new graduate degree in geospatial science in the School of Earth, Environment and Society.
The technology has a wide range of uses in industries including hydraulic fracking, as well as monitoring the environment.
The program will initially enroll five students, and triple that as the program becomes established.
Also envisioned is five-year program in which students would enroll as freshmen and continue through to earn a master's degree.
Rogers said the university will work with other geospacial technology programs in the area, including the program for high school seniors at Penta Career Center.
Last Updated on Friday, 15 November 2013 11:50
 

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