The State of Wisconsin Building Commission has approved $5 million dollars in funding towards construction of the Brown County STEM Innovation Center on the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Green Bay Campus.
The three-story office and laboratory building will compliment a new mechanical engineering program to meet the growing needs of manufacturing talent.
Governor Scott Walker says that this funding will go towards a good cause:
“There are more people working in our state than ever before, and initiatives like the Brown County STEM Innovation Center will help meet the ongoing need for well-trained and highly skilled talent in Northeast Wisconsin.”
Other tenants sharing the center will include the Einstein Project, UW-Extension Agriculture and Horticulture programs, and the Brown County Land and Water Conservation Offices.
The project is being supported by funds raised by Friends of Peninsula State Park and the local community, partnered with state funds and a federal grant.
Construction is slated to being in late 2018, will full completion estimated for June 2019.