The College of Lake County (CLC) recently held a "soft opening" for its new Science and Advanced Technology Building on the Grayslake Campus. The ceremonial ribbon cutting was meant to show appreciation to legislators, including State Representative Sheri Jesiel, for their advocacy efforts in garnering the state funds necessary for the building's completion.
Construction of the energy sustainable new building is expected to be fully complete in early 2017. Representative Jesiel and others were able to secure $28.3 million from the Illinois Capital Development Board for the project.
The building will primarily serve science programs by providing advanced chemistry, biology, engineering and sustainable technology laboratories including a mechatronics and engineering laboratory as well as four laser and photonics laboratories. These new laboratories are expected to help CLC produce a more hands-on, workforce ready STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) graduation field.