New $160 million STEM Research Center (Science One) will be approximately 200,000 GSF consisting of a program that will include research, teaching, administrative, service, and special use spaces. The faculty located in Science One will bring a complement of shared facilities including but not limited to characterization, clean rooms and a range of analytic functions that will serve as the core for subsequent laboratory redevelopment in the new Northwest campus district. The facility will have the Institute for Material Science (IMS) along with Material Science and Engineering (MSE) teaching labs. The balance of space will be allocated to public and building amenities and laboratories to support engineering and physical sciences. This surplus space will provide UConn with the flexibility to support the initiatives of existing successful faculty or the recruitment of new faculty that can grow UConn’s research enterprise and increase UConn’s research funding.
The building is being designed to meet the University goals related to sustainability.