Aug 13 2008

Shelby Announces $30 Million for University of South Alabama

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala), ranking member of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee (CJS), today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded $30 million for the construction of University of South Alabama’s Engineering and Science Center.  Senator Shelby was instrumental in securing this funding.

“I believe very strongly in the need for Alabama’s colleges and universities to offer exemplary science and engineering education,” said Shelby.  “The Mobile area has seen remarkable growth in its aerospace and medical research sectors.  This expanding base of science and technology industries will only demand more skilled workers for high paying jobs in the future.  This grant funding will allow USA to construct a state-of-the-art facility in order to prepare students for that workforce.”  

The University of South Alabama Engineering and Science Center will provide laboratory and research facilities for future engineers, scientists and researchers.  Additionally, it will provide laboratory and research space to facilitate the University’s support of local and regional industry.  The Engineering and Science Center will provide a state-of-the-art facility for this support.