UM-Flint to Receive Multimillion-dollar Investment from the State to Construct an Innovation & Technology Complex

November 28, 2023
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The new complex will feature curriculum on artificial intelligence, smart manufacturing, human-centered design, and electrical/computer engineering.

The University of Michigan-Flint has secured a $30 million commitment from the Michigan legislature to support the development of an innovation and technology complex. The funding will be utilized to construct a new building north of the university's William S. White Building. The first phase of the project, approved by the University of Michigan Board of Regents, involves a 14,000-square-foot building costing $10 million. This phase will house state-of-the-art instructional laboratories, collaborative spaces, and interdisciplinary research areas, with funding coming from grants from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration, The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, and UM-Flint gifts and resources. The second phase, estimated at $40 million and comprising around 50,000 square feet, will be located adjacent to the first phase, and the state's $30 million allocation will contribute to its construction. The project, initiated in October 2022, addresses the growing needs of UM-Flint's College of Innovation & Technology (CIT), established during the pandemic to meet the demand for education in technology-related fields.

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In 2021, UM-Flint marked its 65th anniversary, celebrating its position as one of only three campuses of the world-renown University of Michigan. Today, the campus continues to undergo a transformation as it grows academically with new undergraduate and graduate degree offerings, expanding partnerships with local and regional entities and industries, and remains committed to the ideals of diversity, equity and inclusion by making an affordable, accessible education possible to the community.

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