Texas A&M University-San Antonio is beginning to literally lay the foundation for a facility dedicated to Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) education.
The $46 million facility, which will measure 136,000 square feet, will open in 2018. According to a San Antonio Business Journal report, the building will feature 25 classrooms and 12 lab spaces, all designed to allow for exploration of STEM classes, ranging from biology and physics to environmental degrees.
The campus Center for Experiential Learning and Community Engagement, also, will be housed in the new building. The center helps to ready students for the modern-day workforce by allowing them to gain practical experience in their chosen discipline.
Canada-based firm Stantec is designing the structure, which will be built by SpawGlass. The new STEM building marks the growth of the South Side A&M campus, which held its first classes on site in 2009 and has grown to more than 5,000 students enrolled.