UTPA green lights $70M project in EdinburgUTPA green lights $70M project in Edinburghttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=9202015-05-27T10:31:00Z2015-05-27T00:00:00Z

EDINBURG - The University of Texas-Pan American, soon to be UT Rio Grande Valley, received the final green light to build what officials say will be the most modern building in the entire UT System.

The UT Board of Regents approved funding for a $70 million addition to UTPA’s science building located east of the library. At a recent board meeting, college officials presented the project’s final plans and received approval to move on with them.

The four-story, 115,000-sf addition will complete a 272,000-sf building dedicated to research and education in STEM fields — Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

The entire building will house 16 research labs, four teaching labs, 11 workstations, and 42 faculty offices.

Research in this building will focus on biomedical sciences, biology and some chemistry, while the teaching labs will focus on physics and geology, said Sadiq Shah, vice provost for research and sponsored projects at UTPA.

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