(Detroit) – Governor Snyder was at Wayne State University today to sign a bill authorizing over $300 million to be spent on 18 different projects at Michigan colleges and universities.
One of the largest recipient is Wayne State, getting roughly $30 million to put towards the new biomedical research lab on Woodward. That project includes the demolition of the old American Beauty Iron Building, and the renovation of the Dalgleish Cadillac building.
Other projects awarded include:
- University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) – $30 million for renovations of a science laboratory
- University of Michigan (Dearborn) – $30 million for renovations to the computer science building
- Michigan State University – $30 million to construct a bio-engineering facility in East Lansing
- Oakland University – $30 million to construct an engineering facility in Rochester Hills
- Central Michigan University – $30 million for a bio-science building
- Grand Valley State University – $30 million for a science laboratory and office building
- Northern Michigan University – $25 million to renovate or replace Jamrich Hall
- University of Michigan (Flint) – $16.6 million for renovations to the science laboratory
- Delta College – $10 million for renovations to the health and wellness center
- Lansing Community College – $10 million to renovate arts and sciences building
- Jackson Community College – $9.8 million to renovate Bert Walker Hall
- Mid-Michigan Community College – $8.9 million for Mount Pleasant unification plan
- North Central Michigan College – $5.2 million for a health education and science center
- Grand Rapids Community College – $5 million to renovate Cook Academic Hall
- Alpena Community College – $2.5 million for electrical engineering laboratory
- Bay de Noc Community College – $750k to renovate nursing lab
- Gogebic Community College – $750k for general building renovations
The work at Wayne State will begin this summer and will focus on programs for metabolic disorders, biomedical engineering, computational biology and several other related fields. Henry Ford Health Systems is expected to move their bone and joint center into the new facility as well.