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Coppin State University on Tuesday formally dedicated its new Science and Technology Center with a ceremony and tours.

Officials said the $83 million center serves as a hub for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) instruction and research not only for Coppin, but also for the University of Baltimore through a shared-use agreement signed over the summer.

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The building was designed by CannonDesign, a company that has also worked on projects at Towson University, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the University of Maryland, College Park.

Coppin State President Dr. Maria Thompson and University System of Maryland Chancellor Robert Caret attended Tuesday's ceremony.

The Science and Technology Center opened at the beginning of the fall semester.

This five level building offers a vivarium, organic learning environments, nanotechnology center, a greenhouse and green roof. Officials noted that the project included upgrades to North Avenue succulent gardens.

The building is on track to receive LEED Gold certification.

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