Providing academic research and instructional spaces for Geography, Geology, and Environmental Earth Sciences programs, the 67,000 square foot renovation and 20,000 square foot addition includes state-of-the-art research and teaching labs, faculty and graduate student support areas, and collaboration spaces as well as the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability.

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Labs include BSL3 cleanrooms and research space for stable isotopes, radio isotopes, geochemistry and minerology, x-ray, instrument, microscopy, geomicrobiology, bioinformatics, geographic information systems (GIS), geomorphology, metals, water and soils, acids, and dissolution. Project performance measures included effectiveness in student and faculty attraction and retention, learning and discovery, building energy consumption and user satisfaction. Aligned with Miami University’s campus sustainability goals, the project is LEED Silver Certified.