“It is going to provide a facility to attract students from all over the world. They are going to want to come to St. Cloud and work in a state-of-the-art facility to prepare for careers all over the world.”
— State Sen. John Pederson, R-St. Cloud, who authored the Senate bill for St. Cloud State University’s $43 million Integrated Science Engineering Laboratory Facility, and is vice chairman of the Senate bonding committee.
This session’s bonding bill provided funding for the 103,000-square-foot building, which will focus on a range of areas, including optics, robotics and control systems, as well as education for science and mathematics teachers.
The project alone took up 8-9 percent of the bonding bill.