8 Dec 2014
LU awarded £5 million to develop state-of-the-art STEM facilities
Loughborough has been awarded £5 million from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to enhance its teaching and learning facilities for science, technology, engineering and mathematics – known as STEM subjects.
The funding will help Loughborough to develop ‘STEMLab’ – a multi-million pound, state-of-the-art suite of teaching and learning facilities.
The award is part of a £200 million fund, announced by the Government, to boost the flow of highly employable STEM graduates into industry.
STEMLab will provide science and engineering laboratories, workshops, computer-aided design and rapid prototyping facilities, a design studio and informal learning spaces. It will be the cornerstone of a new student learning zone at the west end of the University’s campus.
It is anticipated that STEMLab will be operational by the end of 2016.
Read the press release for more.