The campus’ location in the heart of Montana’s largest medical corridor provides exceptional access to integrated learning for Health Professions and Science students and affords an exceptional opportunity for employment upon graduation in diverse medical and science-related fields. Over 80% of the graduates work and remain in Montana, and over 50% of those remain in the Billings area, serving the region.
The current building was constructed in 1947 and is in need of renovation to accommodate the number of students using the facility, their educational needs, as well as accommodating sufficient equipment needs and modern technology. Additionally, the structure will be expanded to house the growing College of Health Professions and Science. The building will house a unique interdisciplinary opportunity for students. Today’s students will be tomorrow’s workforce serving the healthcare, energy, agri-business, and preventative health fields — and many others.
The construction of the Yellowstone Science and Health Building is essential to meeting the needs of the region. The renovated building will allow MSU Billings to serve students for another half-century which in turn serves all of us. Buy a brick today to leave your mark on this project and the MSU Billings campus.
With an expansion of approximately 30,000 square feet of instructional and research space, Yellowstone Science and Health Building will provide a hands-on laboratory environment, enhance research capacity, increase student enrollment and preparation in growing high-demand occupations, and will attract increasingly research-oriented faculty to the institution.
With the staunch support of the majority of the Montana legislators and Governor Steve Bullock, the 2013 legislature appropriated a $10 million allocation as a challenge match for this $15 million project, launching this fundraising effort with 66% of the monies firmly in place.
Three floors of new space will accommodate:
- 16 labs dedicated solely to teaching, and 11 labs dedicated to research, including a separate athletic training lab.
- Safe, state-of-the-art facilities in a LEED-certified building, including tripled lab hood space, labs appropriate for athletic testing, and electrical systems supporting all necessary equipment.
- Shared-use equipment is housed in a centralized communal space.
Integrate state-of-the-art technology into all classroom and lab spaces.