ASHLAND, Ore. – Science professors at Southern Oregon University said they hope a multi-million dollar project on their science building will bring more interest in the program.
The university recently started work on a $21 million renovation project on the science building.
Professors said they hope it will bring more students and faculty into the programs. SOU estimates about 238 students were enrolled in biology programs this year, and about 196 were enrolled in physical sciences.
“To see that kind of investment, it’s ‘put your money where your mouth is,’” said Karen Stone, Vice President of Curriculum Management at SOU. “And I think that it’s truly speaking to that.”
The work on the building is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2015. While the work continues, labs have been relocated to the old Cascade dorms.