Southwestern's new science center closer in GeorgetownSouthwestern's new science center closer in Georgetownhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=70462013-06-20T14:21:00Z2013-06-18T00:00:00Z

GEORGETOWN - Southwestern University has received a $1.15 million grant from the Brown Foundation Inc. of Houston that will help pay for construction of the university’s new science center.

The grant unlocks another $1 million grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Okla., which offered their donation as a challenge grant if Southwestern was able to raise a matching amount.

The two grants, along with an earlier gift of $1 million from Brown, means the university has raised $8 million of the $24 million cost of the 23,700-sf addition to the Fondren-Jones Science Building. The first phase of construction can begin. The facility is expected to be ready for instruction for the 2015-2016 academic year.

The project’s second phase will remodel the original building.

Once completed, a new three-story entrance will be built on the northwest side of the building, and the building will have 103,000 sf of classrooms, offices, seminar rooms and laboratories.

The remaining $150,000 of the grant will go to the Jake and Jane Schrum Paideia Fund to support student scholarships and Southwestern’s Paideia program.

Austin Business Journal
Austin-Round Rock
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