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Commissioner Larry Pogemiller to Attend UMD Groundbreaking Ceremony


Chemistry and Advanced Materials Science building funded in 2017 bonding bill

Contact: Sandy Connolly, Director of Communications
Office of Higher Education
(651) 259-3902

St. Paul, MN - Higher Education Commissioner Larry Pogemiller will be at the University of Minnesota Duluth on Tuesday, July 11 to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Chemistry and Advanced Materials Science (CAMS) building.

Funding for the CAMS building was signed into law by Governor Dayton in the 2017 Capital Investment Bill. The new science and engineering facility will educate over 5,500 students annually in state of the art labs and facilities. The new facility will replace the current chemistry building that was built 70 years ago to accommodate about 300 students.

"The CAMS building was a top bonding priority for both the University of Minnesota and Governor Dayton," said Pogemiller. "It will allow UMD to grow its enrollment in science and engineering programs, attract high quality faculty and train students in emerging fields such as 3D printing and microelectronics."

UMD Groundbreaking Ceremony
What:UMD Groundbreaking for Chemistry and Advanced Materials Science (CAMS) building
Who:Commissioner Larry Pogemiller, MN Office of Higher Education
UMN President Eric Kaler
UMD Chancellor Lynn Black
Elected officials
When:Tuesday, July 11, 11:00 a.m.
Where:Future site of CAMS, Maroon Lot B parking lot

For more information, contact Sandy Connolly at the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 651-259-3902, cell phone 651-341-6617 or by email at

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