CULTIVATING A RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT
Quality research depends on the resources and lab spaces offered. USU students and faculty have the ability and are passionate to further research, but drastic changes need to be made.
Coming to Life
THE LIFE SCIENCES BUILDING was initiated to accommodate growing demand for foundational biology courses by USU students in more than 30 majors throughout the university’s colleges. Current classroom and lab facilities, constructed in the late 1950’s, are dated and scheduled at 125 percent capacity, resulting in frustrating class waiting lists and delayed graduation plans for students.
At 103,000 square feet and composed of five levels (basement plus four above-ground), the Life Sciences Building is a significant addition to campus. The building will house 14 faculty offices, 12 teaching laboratories, a lecture hall, active learning classroom, research laboratories and student study spaces.
The project was conceived by former College of Science Dean Jim McMahon and has been led most recently by Dean Maura Hagan, the college’s current dean. The Utah State Legislature committed $38M in funding to the project with the expectation of USU securing $7M to complete the total construction cost.
The Coming to Life Campaign was developed to engage USU Alumni, corporations, and philanthropists in raising the needed funds for the building. While we are still pursuing private funds for the facility, construction is currently underway. We hope to complete the building by Fall 2018.
PROJECT TOTAL: $45M
$38M State Legislature
$7M USU, Private, & Corporate Funding
We Need Your Support
to make this building a reality. Every gift matters.