SUNY Albany recently broke ground on ETEC, a facility that will bring students and entrepreneurial business partners under one roof to promote a spirit of innovation within key STEM industries. The $180 million, 218,500 sf complex will be the home of the University’s College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, and is set to open in 2020.

“[ETEC] will help secure UAlbany’s position as a world-class research institution for years to come,” said University at Albany President Havidan Rodriguez.

According to a press release from Governer Andrew M. Cuomo’s office, the complex will also house the New York State Mesonet, the nation’s most advanced weather-detection system. The Mesonet will help ensure the state of New York is better prepared and protected from future severe weather. The press release can be found here for reference, and more coverage found in SPECTRUM NEWS, The Daily Gazette and nyrej.com.

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