Groundbreaking Ceremony for Coppin State University’s Science and Technology Center

Published Monday, May 06th, 2013

Coppin State breaks ground for STEM center

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Coppin State University’s Science and Technology Center

On Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., Coppin State University will host a formal groundbreaking for the University’s new Science and Technology Center (STC).

The $80 million dollar, 150, 332 square feet construction, will house science related disciplines including natural sciences, biology, physics, chemistry, general science and environmental sciences. In addition, space in the Center will support programs for dentistry, pharmacy, medicine and provide a technology based learning environment.

“The new Science and Technology Center reflects a remarkable transformative power at Coppin, the new state-of-the-art-facility will enable access to cutting edge, high performance sciences and technology education that would allow the wide range of teaching, learning and research activity,” says Dr. Patel Maqbool, associate vice-president for Administration and Finance.  “It is designed to integrate fields of study with high social and community impact, a major addition to our beautifully growing urban campus.”  

Dr. Maqbool adds, “Coppin students will have competitive access to learning environment, so crucial for their academic and professional careers. The STC not only impacts the student body but also contribute to economic development, sustainable environment and quality of life in West Baltimore.”  

The new facility will be located on the Southside of North Avenue adjacent to the Health and Human Services Building. STC is projected to be completed by January 2015 and is tracking to achieve LEED Gold certification.


Coppin State University, an urban, comprehensive, historically Black institution located in Baltimore, Maryland, offers quality undergraduate and graduate programs in teacher education, the liberal arts, mathematics, sciences, technology, and professional disciplines. The University provides educational access and diverse opportunities for students through excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement thus preparing analytical, socially responsible, lifelong learners. Coppin State University builds on a rich legacy of empowering students, promoting community revitalization, and strengthening relationships with local, national, and global partners.