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Florida Gulf Coast University broke ground on new Water School in Fort Myers

Posted at 9:24 PM, Nov 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-21 21:26:33-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) broke ground on the new home for the Water School.

The Water School was established in March. It focuses on the environmental sciences and draws in the social sciences, health sciences, business, and engineering. Researchers and students within the school are dedicated to better understanding some of our toughest water quality issues.

Academic Building Number Nine will be the Water School's facility. Once it's built, it will be the largest academic building to date on the FGCU campus. The 117,000-square-foot facility will be the largest academic building on campus.

The school is set to open in the fall of 2021, the building will simultaneously support research, and the professional preparation students need to tackle real-world problems.

In addition to 58,600 square feet of research lab space, the four-story structure will also provide classrooms and teaching labs.

To learn more about The Water School, click here.

Florida Gulf Coast University rendering of new Water School