Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has broken ground on a new Center of Excellence for Research and Applied Sciences. The 43,000-square-foot facility will house research programs in biotechnology, health, mathematic applications, and computer-based system development. Classrooms for the university’s department of natural and applied sciences will also be housed in the new building. A planetarium will be located off the main lobby of the new facility.
“In order to compete for students in the higher education community, you need to have the right infrastructure to strengthen academic excellence and increase student success,” Cheyney University President Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital stated. “The new Science Center will help the university reposition itself and attract more students, faculty and jobs to the region. Our goal is that this facility will serve as a model for collaboration and creation of innovations that will support scholarship, research and the economy.”