An $18 million Health Sciences Research Center will be built on Florida Institute of Technology’s (Florida Tech) campus in order to help fill the number of high demand jobs within the biomedical and premedical science fields.
Dr. T. Dwayne McCay
The facility will double the size of the undergraduate biomedical engineering program, increase the undergraduate premedical program, provide over 20,000 square feet of classroom space and allow students to use virtual reality tools within laboratories for research.
According to the university, funding for the center derives from the sale of Educational Facilities Revenue Bond and construction will begin next spring.
“The excellence of a Florida Tech education and our unparalleled success in producing highly desirable graduates make this evolution on our campus and in our educational offerings a natural, powerful step forward,” said Florida Tech President Dr. T. Dwayne McCay.