November 20-21, 2003

 ITEM 121-2004-R1103    Authorization to Renovate the Engineering Physical Sciences (EPS) Atrium: Montana State University-Bozeman


THAT: Consistent with the provisions of MCA 18-2-102(2)(b), the Board of Regents of Higher Education authorizes MSU- Bozeman to renovate the Atrium of the Engineering Physical Sciences (EPS) Building on the MSU-Bozeman campus. The estimated cost for this project is $2,500,000.



1. This project will increase the use of the current EPS Atrium space by incorporating the use of technology, collaborative and interdisciplinary exploration; demonstrating technological expertise; communicating unique success MSU stories; and celebrating donors who have made a commitment to the EPS complex and MSU. The renovation will provide alternative learning opportunities to students and the community using multi-media technology.

2. Renovation will include installation of state-of-the-art multi-media (video, interactive computer displays, etc) equipment and output devices, enhanced lighting with interactive components, and cyber-cafe' seating elements.

3. The project will be funded with private donations, including monetary donations, technical equipment, and/or in-kind donations. The total value of the project is not expected to exceed $2,500,000, and will not result in any new programs.