Transformational Education for Life, Physical and Health Sciences Address: 901 S. National Ave. Project Director Name: Mark Wheeler Contact Phone Number: 417-836-5101 Email Address: email@example.com Website Addresses: https://design.missouristate.edu/ In the last 50 years Missouri State University’s (MSU) enrollment in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields – known as STEM – has grown from 1,000 to 2,400 students. Graduate enrollment in STEM programs has doubled in the last 25 years. Despite enrollment and research growth, the university’s STEM facilities have remained mostly unaltered for decades. These facilities no longer meet modern scientific and technological needs for workforce training, education and research. Not only does this facility support 1,100 STEM students on our campus but over 9,000 students will take labs, organic chemistry or first year science classes in the center each year. MSU proposes to expand and renovate Temple Hall – currently at 125,000 sq ft facility built in 1971. This facility houses the university’s biology, chemistry, biochemistry, health, geography, geology, planning and geospatial sciences. Students who graduate from these programs pursue careers in health care, biochemistry, pharmacology, immunology and data science. Research conducted at MSU in these fields include immune system response to respiratory infections, pulsating stars, crystal engineering, microarray data analysis, damaged DNA, chemotherapeutic agents and cancer cells, and bioanalytical chemistry. Facility space and outdated laboratories currently limit the ability of these programs to grow enrollment and meet market needs. The total cost of this project is between $80-100 million. We will construct at 65,000 sq ft addition and renovate existing space partially funded by this project. This will transform and modernize the facility.