Utah State University-Tooele Opens New Science and Technology Building
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016
Utah State University-Tooele held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly constructed Science and Technology building Jan. 12. USU President Stan Albrecht was on hand for the building’s official opening.
The building is part of USU’s ongoing mission to enhance and increase access to higher education throughout the state. The Tooele campus already serves more than 800 students, comprised of both high school aged students and adults returning to education to improve their employability.
Recently, the Science and Technology building won the top honor from Utah Design and Construction in the concrete/structure category with a square footage of 28,384 across two levels. The building includes a chemistry lab, biology lab, zoology lab, cadaver lab, physiology lab, three multi-purpose rooms, a conference and various Interactive Video Conference (IVC) classrooms. Method Studio, a full-service architectural and design firm in downtown Salt Lake City designed the new building.
The extended 54-acre campus will serve student and community needs in Tooele. Its broadcast capabilities allow classes to be taught in-person and online via IVC giving students more flexibility when deciding what to study. Teachers at USU-Tooele can broadcast science classes to other USU campuses around the state while teaching students face-to-face in their classrooms.
“The nature of job growth in Tooele now requires workers to have technical training and/or a four-year degree to be competitive,” said Dave Woolstenhulme, Utah State University’s vice provost for regional campuses. “The new building will help students become qualified to fill the jobs they want, boosting the health and economy of the area.”
Learn more about the new building in the fact sheet pdf.
Contact: Adam Cades, 801-584-9942