Photo Release: Governor Hogan Celebrates Grand Opening of Universities at Shady Grove Biomedical and Engineering Facility
$175 Million Educational Building in Rockville Will Help Expand STEM Degree Programs
ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today celebrated the grand opening of the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Education Facility. The governor was joined by University System of Maryland Chancellor Robert Caret, USM Board of Regents Chair Linda Gooden, university presidents from around the state, and local elected officials, business and community leaders, faculty, university staff and students.
“I want to congratulate everyone who has been involved in this exciting achievement for the Universities at Shady Grove, for the University System of Maryland, and for our entire state,” said Governor Hogan. “For 5 years, the top priority of my administration has been education, and we are proud to have delivered more than $162 million to support the very important project that we are celebrating here today.”
The new Biomedical Science and Engineering Education Facility will provide USG with the opportunity to expand educational offerings and degrees in the STEM fields, including new programs in life sciences, cybersecurity, and engineering. The building will house 20 teaching laboratories, 2 lecture halls, and 12 active learning classrooms, along with an innovation and entrepreneurship center where students and mentors will partner with local businesses. It will also house a community dental clinic, where faculty-supervised students from the School of Dentistry can provide comprehensive dental care to the community.
Established in 2000, USG combines the resources and the tools of nine public Maryland universities to provide high-quality and affordable educational opportunities. This innovative partnership provides 80 upper-level undergraduate, graduate degree, and certificate programs at one central campus location in Montgomery County.