University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Opens Prairie Springs Science Center

Published 9-11-2018
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse - Prairie Springs Science Center
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse - Prairie Springs Science Center
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse - Prairie Springs Science Center
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse - Prairie Springs Science Center
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse - Prairie Springs Science Center

    Courtesy of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse - Prairie Springs Science Center

    Courtesy of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse - Prairie Springs Science Center

    Courtesy of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse - Prairie Springs Science Center

    Courtesy of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse opened the $82 million Prairie Springs Science Center in September of 2018. Designed by SmithGroupJJR and River Architects, the 187,000-sf facility houses the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Geography/Earth Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, and River Studies, as well as accommodating the offices of the Dean of the College of Science and Health. The LEED-certified building provides 23 research labs and 36 instructional labs, including three anatomy and physiology rooms, imaging suites for microscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, wet labs for aquatic science, and a vault capable of storing nuclear material. Ground was broken on the facility in November of 2016. 

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