MTSU’s older science buildings — Wiser-Patten Science Hall, which opened in 1932 at a cost of $225,000, and Davis Science Building, which opened in 1968 at a cost of $1.7 million — are temporarily closed. Construction company chain-link fences surround both as they await $20 million in renovations to replace outdated equipment and repurpose space. Campus Planning officials expect Wiser-Patten, with 41,500 gross square feet, and Davis Science, with nearly 75,500 square feet, to reopen in January 2017. College of Basic and Applied Sciences Dean Bud Fischer, along with his faculty and staff, can hardly wait for improvements to lab and research space as well as student advising.
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— Video by Randy Weiler