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Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences will create 1,200 jobs

May 7, 2014

Backed by a group of chemistry students in lab gear, URI President David Dooley, Dean of Arts and Sciences Winnie Brownell, Gov. Lincoln Chafee, House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello and Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed broke ground on the Center for Chemistry and Forensic Sciences on Monday afternoon.

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The University of Rhode Island broke ground Monday on a $68 million Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences that will triple lab space for chemistry students and house the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Center of Excellence for Explosives Detection, Mitigation and Response.

The construction, architecture, engineering, managing and staffing of the new center will create around 1,200 jobs in the state.

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