UVM trustees asked to advance STEM project

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A proposed science complex that has been called the biggest and most expensive facility ever built by the University of Vermont is expected to get a go-ahead from the Board of Trustees, meeting Friday and Saturday.

Preliminary planning is underway for retrofitting two existing buildings and constructing a third to form a campus complex accommodating science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the so-called STEM fields. The total cost is projected at about $100 million, and trustees will be asked to approve a resolution requiring that at least 25 percent be covered by non-debt sources. They will also be asked to approve an expenditure of $1.5 million to pay for the project’s schematic design.

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