NSU Regional Science Education Center Approved

Governor signs HB 1010

 ABERDEEN, S.D. – When students begin classes in fall 2019, they will be the first of many to study in the new Northern State University Regional Science Education Center, which will advance educational and research opportunities for the university and the entire region.

With the governor’s signature in place, the NSU Regional Science Center project is moving forward. A final building design will be developed by the end of summer and go before the South Dakota Board of Regents for approval this fall. Construction will begin in spring 2018.

About the Regional Science Education Center

The NSU Regional Science Education Center will assist Northern in promoting science education for primary and secondary students in the region and statewide. In addition, NSU will be able to better facilitate the development of science teachers in the region.

The RSEC will also assist current and future Northern students with their academic development, preparing them for careers and advanced studies in science and technical areas of study. It’s also expected to be a catalyst for continued growth in numerous areas of study at Northern, including biology, chemistry, environmental science and science education.

NSU has raised more than $25 million in private donations to fund the RSEC, which will be the first stand-alone classroom building added to campus in more than 50 years. Plans call for the center to be built at the corner of South State Street and Twelfth Avenue Southeast, serving as a gateway to campus. Northern is very thankful for the donor support for this academic facility.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.