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KEARNEY — University of Nebraska at Kearney will take another ceremonial step forward Wednesday with the groundbreaking for a long-awaited science-technology-engineering-math building on the university’s west campus.
The 3:30 p.m. celebration is free and open to the public.
Plans for the 80,000-square-foot, $30 million building have been in the works since 2016 when funding was approved by the Nebraska Legislature. It is one of three separate building projects that will replace the existing Otto Olsen building. Most of the programs housed today in Otto Olsen will move to the new building: construction management, industrial distribution, interior design, aviation, computer science and information technology.
In addition, mathematics and statistics programs are being relocated to the new building from Warner Hall. Physics/astronomy and engineering programs also are relocating from Bruner Hall of Science to the new facility, allowing for an applied “science, technology, engineering and math” — or STEM — focus.