University science facilities move forward

University science facilities move forward Construction and renovation of 11 science facilities and laboratories on all six public university campuses is ready to move forward after July 1, the South Dakota Board of Regents was told at a recent meeting. Building committees have been set up and campuses are selecting architects for their projects. July 1 is the effective date of House Bill 1085. The legislation, passed earlier this year, authorizes a $74.5 million state bond issue to finance the science facilities��? improvements. The regents praised Gov. Mike Rounds and the Legislature for making this investment, which in turn will position South Dakota more competitively to attract new students, faculty and research grants.

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