USU to hold Life Sciences Building groundbreaking

LOGAN – Utah State University will hold a groundbreaking April 25 at 1 p.m. for the new Life Sciences Building. According to a USU press release, it will be built using $38 million of in state funding, $5 million from private donors and $2 million from the university.

The 103,000 square-foot structure will be erected on the site of the old Peterson Agricultural Building that was demolished in 2012.

The building is expected to help with the university’s shortage of laboratory space, which, according to the release, is outdated and at 125 percent capacity. It will feature five levels, 13 teaching laboratories, study spaces and a lecture hall. It will also house the school’s biology department.

Speaking at the groundbreaking event will be USU President Noelle Cockett, College of Science Dean Maura Hagan and Quinney College of Natural Resources Dean Chris Luecke.

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