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Ground broken on new STEM facility

Ground was broken Wednesday on Mt. San Jacinto Community College District’s STEM Science & Technology facility.

The $37 million facility is being built on the district’s San Jacinto campus by C.W. Driver Cos. in Pasadena and LPA Architects, which has offices in California and Texas, according to a statement.

When completed, the three-story structure will cover more than 57,000 square feet. It will house science labs, lecture rooms, general classrooms, math and general studies labs and faculty offices..

The project will bring into one place the district’s biology, physical science and math programs, something the district has not had the space to do until now. The STEM facility will also given the math department a permanent place to hold classes.

“Our goal at Mt. San Jacinto College is to provide our students with the best possible education,” said Todd Franco, the school’s dean of facilities planning, district construction and support services, in the statement. “This centralized hub for our math and science departments will allow our teams to collaborate in a permanent space that will contribute greatly to the STEM education and research at Mt. San Jacinto College.”

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