Carroll University to open two new buildings

Environmental education center to open Thursday, new science laboratory to open next Friday

A rendering of the new science laboratory building at Carroll University.

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 10:58 am

Carroll University will soon open its new, $24 million science laboratory building on its Waukesha campus and its new environmental education and research center in the town of Genesee.

A rendering of the new science laboratory building at Carroll University.
A rendering of the new science laboratory building at Carroll University.

The Prairie Springs Environmental Education Center in Genesee will open Thursday and the Michael and Mary Jaharis Science Laboratories in Waukesha will open Friday, Sept. 30.

Carroll demolished Maxon Hall in February 2015 to make room for the 44,500-square foot science laboratory building and received $3 million from the state to support the project in October 2015.

The building is equipped with interactive teaching and research laboratories for anatomy, physiology, biology, chemistry and biochemistry.

Carroll has already begun the second phase of its campus renovation project, which includes building a $20 million facility on Barstow Street to house its nursing, physics, engineering and exercise science programs. The building will replace Lowry Hall, which was taken down as part of the renovation phase.

Construction on the environmental education and research center began in the fall of last year. It is located on a three-acre site adjacent to Carroll’s 60-acre Green Field Station in Genesee and will be used by faculty, students and other community groups. The site features an outdoor classroom area and a pond with different types of fish available to study.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to correct the date the Michael and Mary Jaharis Science Laboratories will open and to include up-to-date information regarding Carroll University’s plans for the second phase of its campus renovation project.

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Ben Stanley
Ben Stanley, former BizTimes Milwaukee reporter.

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