Construction Watch: Laredo College unveils new cybersecurity institute

Two state-of-the-art labs offer research space for Texas students and the community

Laredo College in Texas is expanding student opportunities in the technology field. It has unveiled a new cybersecurity institute with two state-of-the-art labs. One lab focuses on research, and the other is a hub for those learning the ins and outs of the “deep-dark web.” Both students and community members may use the facility. Read more.

In other construction news:

A developer and Grand Valley State University are eager to start work on an affordable housing project in the Belknap Lookout neighborhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but say construction can’t begin until the state approves tax credits for the development. The project is slated to replace housing that was lost when the university demolished 30 neighborhood homes to build Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall. Read more.

Additional buildings, internships and joint-university programs are on the horizon for University of Oregon’s new $1 billion Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. The complex will open in about eight months. Read more.



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