The Stony Brook University has received $25 million to start the initial phases for developing a new $100-million engineering building on campus.
State senators John Flanagan and Kenneth LaValle worked to the $25-million funding for the planned 100,000-sq.-ft. building, which will feature classrooms and labs.
Still, the university needs $75 million before it can begin construction of the new building.
“As an engineering innovation and design center, our new facility will be designed to provide students with the tools and experiences to become tomorrow’s global leaders,” Fotis Sotiropoulos, Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, said in a press statement. “We envision the facility will foster experiential learning and entrepreneurship, and serve as the headquarters for partnerships between students, faculty and industry.”