Campus Funding

Midwestern State to Update Science Building with Texas Funding

A Texas university has received nearly $45 million for capital projects from the state. Midwestern State University will use its allocation to update a science building and do infrastructure upgrades across the campus.

Bolin Science Hall will be the recipient of most of the funding. Built in the 1960s, the structure underwent a partial update in 1997. The latest renovation will modernize lecture halls, teaching and research laboratories, conference rooms and offices, including adding technology enhancements and life-safety improvements.

Bolin Hall at Midwestern State University

"Over the past 20 years, our spaces in Bolin Science Hall have become some of the most utilized on campus," said Marcy Brown Marsden, dean of the McCoy College of Science, Mathematics & Engineering, in a statement. "This promise of a Bolin Hall transformation will allow us the needed spaces and resources to recruit students to MSU Texas and significantly enhance our ability to offer a modern facility for students to learn, conduct research and collaborate."

The MSU funding was part of a $3.3 billion bond allocation recently approved by the Texas legislature, which is sending millions to the University of Texas and Texas state university institutions, covering construction and updates to research buildings, health facilities and other projects. MSU has also received a $5 million pledge from the Texas-based McCoy Foundation to finish its Bolin Science Hall work.

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Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @schaffhauser.