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Gulf Coast State College set to receive new STEM building

Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 11:05 PM CDT
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Gulf Coast State College will soon be home to a new state-of-the-art facility.

The college recently received a multi-million dollar grant from Governor Ron DeSantis to build a new STEM building.

The $23 million will be used to update current classrooms and lecture halls by replacing them with upgraded technology, new science, and new science equipment.

Currently, the facility is more than 60 years old and contains outdated classrooms and an outdated air conditioner system.

”That STEM building is going to replace some very old Natural Sciences Programs and classrooms and laboratories we have here on campus,” said Katie McCurdy, Executive Director of Community Engagement for GCSC.

The goal is to have the building completed by the start of 2023, during this time the current buildings will remain fully operational and adjust as the building begins on the new facility.

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