May 30, 2014

County, State Funding Moves New Biomedical Sciences, Engineering Complex at Universities at Shady Grove Forward

Celebrating The Universities at Shady Grove’s (USG) growth and progress were (from left): Dr. William E. “Brit” Kirwan, University System of Maryland (USM) chancellor; State Senator Nancy King; County Executive Ike Leggett; Susan Bateson, chair of the USG Board of Advisors; and Shahina Khan, a 2014 graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park’s Biological Sciences program.
Thanks to County and State funding secured in the Maryland General Assembly this past session for the second-year planning and design for the new biomedical sciences and engineering academic complex at The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) will move one step closer to reality.

The new $170 million, 220,000-square-foot building, expected to open in the fall of 2018, will pave the way for the future addition of top biomedical and engineering degree programs from several of Maryland’s top universities.

USG and its University System of Maryland (USM) partner institutions will expand degree opportunities in healthcare and biosciences, engineering, and STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medical) education. The building will feature state-of-the-art laboratories, active learning classrooms, clinical training facilities, academic offices and an expanded level of student services necessary to support program and enrollment growth in these high-demand fields.

County Executive Leggett proposed and the County Council approved $20 million to fund a new parking structure to support the expansion, which will enable USG to serve thousands of additional students in STEMM programs.

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