Faculty members in the College of Science and Technology at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new $10 million Science Building on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach on Saturday, May 14. The faculty members decorated shovels representing their educational discipline for the event.
The project will feature nine teaching laboratories, research space, approximately 20 faculty offices, the associate dean’s office, and an 80-seat instructional classroom within the three-story Science Building. The Science Building, with its adjacent parking lot, will be located in the northwest section of the Gulf Park campus. The building is expected to be completed by early 2012.
Funding for the Science Building was approved by the state legislature in 2004. The project, which continues the architectural style of the campus’ Fleming Education Center and library, will be located in the northwest section of the Gulf Park campus.
For more information about the Science Building at Southern Miss Gulf Coast, call 228.865.4573. (Southern Miss University Communications photo by Charmaine Schmermund)