Replacing Phillips Hall, a 60-year old outdated, failing building, will provide state-of-the-art science facilities for student learning and help to ensure that UW-Eau Claire continues its tradition as a national leader in undergraduate research. UW-Eau Claire's new Science and Health Sciences Building will be a catalyst for talent and workforce development for northwestern Wisconsin's STEM, health care and innovation industries.
Investing in northwestern Wisconsin
The Chippewa Valley is poised to become a leading provider of health care services throughout northwestern Wisconsin. With the new collaborative research agreement between two of the region’s strongest assets — the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic Health System — comes a combined focus on education, research and patient care that will be a powerful driver for economic development and quality-of-life improvement. The foundation for this collaboration has already been laid, with outstanding faculty, student researchers and physician scientists ready and able to advance innovation and spark new opportunities for business development. But world-class innovation requires facilities that will meet the 21st-century demands for creative space, interdisciplinary work and advanced technology. Supporting this regional catalyst requires a focused reinvestment in the facilities that will make the vision possible.
This feasibility study for science programs at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire was commissioned to evaluate the most feasible way of accommodating science, nursing, and pre-professional health science programs on the UW-Eau Claire campus.