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Stockton University to conduct study on environmental center

September 18, 2018

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Stockton University will conduct a study on a proposed environmental center.

The Press of Atlantic City reports Atlantic City and the university received a $100,000 state grant last week to conduct the feasibility study on the new Marine and Environmental Science Center. According to university officials, the facility would cost about $41 million to build.

The facility would be built on a 15-acre portion of Bader Field. Stockton University’s current science facility in Port Republic was built in the early 1900s.

Stockton University Chief Officer for Academic Programming Michelle McDonald says the planned center will help with alternative energy research and strengthen the local economy.

Mayor Frank Gilliam says Atlantic City is interested in the project. Gilliams adds that the city is trying to become “a hub of innovation.”

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Information from: The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.), http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com

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