Schools Develops Plans for Research Center

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is in the process of developing plans for a $37 million research center. Officials say the new facility will help the school meets its goal of tripling graduate enrollment in addition to the amount of annual research awards.

The 120,000-square-foot center will be funded partly by student tuition dollars, though most of the money will come from grants and private and federal funding.

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Health Building Uses Nature’s Blueprint

PHOENIX — Construction continues on the city-owned sustainable Health Sciences Education Building in downtown Phoenix, designed to encourage an interdisciplinary approach to health sciences education and research.
The 268,000-foot educational facility, located on the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus, broke ground in May last year and is slated for completion in August 2012.
The $129 million facility will be used by the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, the UA College of Pharmacy and the UA Mel and Enid Z

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Bio-Defense Facility at KSU On Track for Funding

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Based on a budget proposal announcement announced by the president’s office on Monday morning for fiscal year 2012, funding for the nation’s Bio and Agro-Defense Facility at Kansas State University is on track.
The $150 million allotted to to the U.S.

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Collaboration Key at New U of W Research Center

MADISON, Wis. — Officials from the newly-opened Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and Morgridge Institute for Research describe the new structure as very transparent.

“You can basically see through it — you can’t hide in it,” said Janet Kelley, communications director for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the organization funding part of the new public-private twin buildings on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

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TSU Awarded $1.3 Million for Renovation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A tiger isn’t just the school’s mascot — it’s the acronym for their new research facility as well.

Tennessee State University received a $1.3 million grant to create the Tennessee State University Interdisciplinary Graduate Engineering Research (TIGER) Institute — a graduate level research facility for the College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science.

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UoM Research Facility Nearly Completed

MIAMI, Fla. — The University of Miami Life Science and Technology Park — currently under construction — has pre-leased 80,000-square feet of office and lab space to its first tenant, the University of Miami Tissue Bank.
Project developer Wexford Miami, a subsidiary of Wexford Science and Technology of Hanover, Md., finalized the lease in the park’s first building, currently under development.

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