On Jan. 25, the Student Government Association passed a resolution to support Connect NC, a $2 billion bond package that will provide essential support to East Carolina University as well as the entire eastern North Carolina region.
Half of the total bond package will go to support the University of North Carolina system, specifically focusing on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) facilities and initiatives.
If state voters pass the Connect NC bond, ECU would receive $90 million for a new Life Sciences and Biotechnology Building. This 150,000-square-foot facility would include the Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing Center of Excellence, classes, and research and lab space for bioprocess and biomedical engineering. It would also be the new home for the Department of Biology.
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