Michael B. Enzi STEM facility opens in Laramie
LARAMIE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming’s Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility has opened. It is designed to benefit the entire state by advancing scientific inquiry and education.
Among those cutting the ribbon for UW’s new undergraduate laboratory building recently were Gov. Matt Mead, UW President Dick McGinity, Trustee Dave Bostrom and the facility’s namesake, U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi.
Saying that he has “never been so honored,” the longtime senator expressed confidence that generations of students will benefit from the education they receive in the facility.
“This university promotes inventiveness,” Enzi said, expressing appreciation for the efforts of several UW presidents, governors, legislators and others to move the university forward. “We can be proud of this university and all that’s happening here.”
The three-story, 107,000-square foot facility — located on the northwest corner of campus — is home to most freshman- and sophomore-level science lab courses. The building includes more than 30 labs (including computational science and mathematics labs); small active-learning classrooms; and storage and set-up space for lab equipment. The building houses physics on the first floor; life sciences occupy the second floor; and chemistry is located on the third floor.
The $50 million building opened Jan. 25 at the start of the spring semester.
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Source: University of Wyoming