Phase Two of STEM Project Launches

by Victoria Stearns, Public Relations Writer

Now that Cedarville University has successfully completed the first phase of its $5.0 million renovation to its science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) project, it is moving forward on the second phase—a $4.2 million makeover of its chemistry labs and relocation of its physical plant.
 
To create new chemistry labs, the University’s physical plant has moved from its former location in the service center along the south edge of campus into multiple buildings throughout campus. The main facility, however, is on the west side of campus.

“Our current science, engineering and math programs have matured to a point where students have outgrown the facilities and need more space to continue their progression,” said Rod Johnson, associate vice president for operations. “The second phase of renovations will provide new space and a fresh outlook for our STEM programs and their students.”

Seven new chemistry labs and four engineering classrooms, totaling 46, 361 square feet of new academic space, will fill the vacant physical plant space. The new chemistry center will create a synergetic science and engineering quad on the southwest section of the 400-acre campus.
 
This phase will cost $5 million. Phase one included three human biology labs and an update to one of the largest lectures halls and came within the budgeted $800,000. It opened for classes at the start of the Fall semester in August.

The physical plant operations have been dispersed throughout the 400 acre campus. The automotive, grounds and inventory departments are currently in the process of relocating to different areas around campus including: South Halls, David House, and other facilities along Bridge Street.

To learn more about the science and math expansion campaign visit http://www.cedarville.edu/Advancement/Science-Engineering-Expansion-Campaign.aspx.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.