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VCU News: State approves funding to build new $121M STEM education facility at VCU

A conceptual rendering of six story building situated on the west side of Johnson Hall. Credit: Ballinger/Quinn Evans Architects.
A conceptual rendering of the future STEM teaching facility. Credit: Ballinger/Quinn Evans Architects.

VCU News Reports:

“The state budget signed Thursday by Gov. Ralph Northam includes funding for Virginia Commonwealth University to construct a $121 million 168,000-square-foot, six-floor building dedicated to science, technology, engineering and math education on the Monroe Park Campus.”

The building will house eight new laboratories for the Department of Biology’s introductory labs, among myriad additional spaces for other math and science units in the College of Humanities and Sciences.

Read the full article, ‘State approves funding to build new $121M STEM education facility at VCU’ by Brian McNeill.

‘Before the Flood’ Free Film Screening and Panel Discussion

It reads: From academy award winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Fisher Stevens.  The science is clear, the future is not. Before the Flood. Executive Producer, Martin Scorsese. National Geographic.
Movie poster for “Before the Flood.” Hover for transcript of text.

VCU Biology and VCU Library will co-host the “Before the Flood” film screening in Room 303 of the James Branch Cabell Library on February 12th. This documentary follows actor Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels the world to learn about the effects of climate change and how that could make the Earth become unsustainable for human life. The screening begins at 6 pm and will be followed by a panel discussion. Seating is limited. Request your free ticket at For more information, contact Ching-Yu Huang at or check other films at 2019 RVA Environmental Film Festival at


Ching-Yu Huang is an instructor for VCU Biology.

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