This August, the new Everett Roehl STEM Center will open at the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County. This $5.6 million project is a result of a collaborative financing effort that included investments from the City of Marshfield, Wood County, UW System, and generous donors through the UW Foundation, and aimed to improve outdated and unsafe learning environments.
The project includes a 17,000 square foot addition and 5,349 square foot renovation to the existing Aldo Leopold Science Building to create a state-of-the-art STEM center that will enhance learning opportunities for students for years to come.
The addition will include STEM labs, flexible classrooms, support space, and a community area ideal for collaboration and student gathering. It will also feature a glass-walled entryway that will act as the new “front door” to the campus and house rotating STEM exhibits to showcase student work. The renovated area will expand math, geography, geology, engineering, and physics classrooms, allowing ample space for all subjects. The renovation will also include new student lounge areas.
As completion nears, our anticipation for the unveiling of this state-of-the-art facility grows. We are excited to see the finished product, and the impact it will have on the students and community!
Thank you to WSAW-TV, Marshfield for doing a feature story on this important project. Click the link to watch WSAW-TV’s story and learn about project’s progress.