A new state-of-the-art STEM facility will be built on the Gulf Coast State College campus. This week, demolition of the existing Sherman Science lecture hall began to pave the way for construction.
The Sherman building opened in 1960. The new facility has already been designed, with architects receiving input from STEM program instructors. It is expected to cost $24 million with funding by state outlay dollars for public education. The project was initially planned for 2008, but the school hit a roadblock with lack of funding.
Officials say the building will be energy efficient. The project is expected to be completed by Spring 2024.
– Aimee Sachs, Florida Politics