It’s been about three months since the ground-breaking ceremony for the highly anticipated $32 million STEM Center that is currently under construction on the shared campus of The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College.
According to Kim Manno, the director of advancement for COTC and Ohio State Newark, the campus has waited about 20 years for The John and Mary Alford Center for Science and Technology project.
As the Construction Manager at Risk for the STEM Center, Smoot Construction is currently leading the site work to prep for the 60,000-sf structure. An article written by Cindy Riley, CEG Correspondent, explains students pursuing a major in life or physical science can look forward to ample learning space, including new instructional science and research labs and a 3,500-sf health science simulation center.
The new building is expected to open in 2021.