When Michigan Technological University received word last December that the state legislature had authorized $29.7 million toward construction of a new H-STEM Engineering and Health Technologies Complex, it was cause for celebration throughout the region.
The state’s investment is part of a $44.7 million project that is expected to create jobs and draw top-tier researchers, faculty, and students to the Upper Peninsula.
The university will raise the remaining $15 million through grants, contributions, and returns on research. Michigan Tech has already attracted attention throughout the state and across the nation for its strong return on investment and the above-average salaries of its graduates.
The new H-STEM Complex will help the university better prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s health technology careers, while further contributing to Michigan’s economic development.