New Science Building to Nurture Talent Pipeline for Soaring STEM Needs at UNC Charlotte

From Inside UNC Charlotte:

UNC Charlotte recently broke ground on a $90 million science building that, when complete, will reshape the way science is taught and studied at the school. Clark Nexsen and Payette are partnered with UNCC for the design of 130,000 square feet of flexible classrooms and labs that will replace an existing science facility built in 1984.

Shared by University leaders and faculty, staff, students, alumni, public officials, community partners and friends, the event celebrated the groundbreaking with a science experiment. This moment represented the fulfillment of a commitment made in 2016 with the passing of Connect NC, a $2 billion infrastructure bond designated in large part to support the rapid growth of the state’s public colleges and universities.

“This one-stop-shop for our chemistry, biology and physics programs is an indisputable necessity,” said Chancellor Philip L. Dubois. “Skyrocketing regional employer demand for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals—compounded by enrollment that has nearly tripled since the 1984 opening of our existing science facility—requires a state-of-the-art solution, which this new building provides.”

UNC Charlotte created this video to mark the occasion:

Photographs by Kat Lawrence.