Kent State to break ground on new science building

Gabrielle Woodard

Kent State is breaking ground for the new Integrated Sciences Building this Friday.

The building will connect to the existing Williams Hall on the Science Mall and will add classrooms, instructional labs and research lab space. The 57,000-square-foot building will cost the university $37.5 million.

The project was initiated by former university president, Lester Lefton said Michael Tubergen, the chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. 

The new building and renovations to existing science buildings will help recruit students that are interested in studying sciences at Kent State, he said.

The Integrated Sciences Building will open in Fall 2017.

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