September 25-26, 2003


ITEM 120-1005-R0903 Authorization to Renovate Science Complex 342; The University of Montana-Missoula


THAT: Consistent with the provisions of MCA 18-2-102, the Board of Regents of the Montana University System authorizes The University of Montana to implement steps necessary to construct a clean room lab facility for research activities. Research grants will fund this project at an estimated cost of $180,000. We will use blanket authority from the 58th Legislative Session.


EXPLANATION: An existing lab in the Science Complex will be renovated to house a Mass Spectrometer in a clean room lab. This renovation will include new air handling equipment and fume hoods consistent with clean room environments. A grant from the NIH, through The University of Montana Center of Environmental Health Sciences (CEHS), will fund this project. The Department of Geology will also share in the research projects.


ATTACHMENT: Board of Regents Policy: Physical Plant Section 1003.7