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Photos: Tour Lamar’s newest building

April 5, 2017 GMT

Lamar University officially dedicated their new Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship on Wednesday with tours of the 20,000-square-foot building at the corner of Rolfe Christopher Drive and Jim Gilligan Way. The building was funded with disaster relief funds from the 2008 hurricane season.

The center was envisioned to bring together the school’s science, engineering and business students, along with other economic development resources, to encourage creativity and turn scientific research into businesses. Along with research labs and spaces for group projects, the building also has office space for new business start-ups.

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“It’s a place where we encourage innovation,” said David Cocke, associate director of the center.

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