Academic Quad Expansion
Stockton reaffirmed its commitment to New Jersey's future when it opened the doors to two state-of-the-art buildings dedicated to STEM (sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.
More than 200 community members attended the dedication and ribbon-cutting of the new Academic Quad expansion, which features a new Health Sciences Center and a second Unified Science Center (USC2), on May 2.
The expansion project adds almost 100,000 square feet of academic space on the Galloway campus, promising more opportunities for students to become innovators and entrepreneurs in sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The curved design of the new buildings creates a Quad that transforms the entrance to the campus and provides a meeting place for students to gather.
Funding for the $48 million project was provided by the N.J. Building Our Future Bond Act, with the University providing 25 percent of the cost as matching funds.
BY THE NUMBERS
37,720 – square feet of space in the Health Sciences Center
58,210 – square feet of space in the USC2
8 – Physics & Biology teaching labs in USC2
4 - Physics research labs in USC2
24 – faculty offices in USC2
96 – compound microscopes
4 – instructor microscopes with cameras