Pellissippi State broke ground Wednesday on their new math and science building, kickstarting a campus-wide renovation project.
The new building is named after former governor Bill Haslam. It’s twice the size of the campus’s former STEM facility with 18 classrooms, six computer labs and nine new science labs.
It will also be home to a new teacher education center.
“I’m incredibly honored that Pellissippi would name this building after me. I mean, they’ve done great work here. They’re going to do even more in preparing people for the future, and their math and science building is kind of critical to what we’re trying to do and build the higher education network in the state,” said Haslam.
“It’s really just trying to provide the opportunities for learning that our students need and the workforce opportunities that our business partners need locally,” said Pellissippi State President Anthony Wise.
Pellissippi State plans to open the new $27 million Center for Math and Science in fall 2021. They will then start renovations o n several other major buildings on campus.