Gov. Snyders budget includes $39.6M complex for Michigan Tech

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LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) - You might have missed it during Governor Snyder’s Budget Proposal Speech today, there was a brief mention of 39.6 Million Dollar Project Gov. Snyder is hoping to grant to Michigan Tech.

The project is one of only five selected for One Time Capital Outlay Funding, and it was the biggest grant on the list.

Michigan Tech submitted the funding request back in October for help pay for a H-STEM Engineering and Health Technologies Complex.

The complex will support Michigan Tech’s integrated educational programs that apply engineering and science to problems related to the human condition according to a press release from the university.

The complex would contribute to Human-centered research, development and education for its students by developing therapeutic devices, sensors, instruments, preventive strategies and a health technologies-related workforce.

Teams of researchers and students from Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Computer Science, and Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology would be able to use the complex together in flexible lab spaces with shared equipment.

If approved phase one of the complex would start in 2018.

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