- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam is scheduled to attend a ceremony to open the new $147 million science building at Middle Tennessee State University.

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday in Murfreesboro.

The 257,000-square-foot facility represents the state’s largest capital investment in higher education.

Its features include 37 class laboratories, two open labs, 13 research labs and about 1,500 student stations in labs and classrooms.

On Oct. 20, Nobel Prize-winning chemist Harry Kroto will deliver the first public lecture in the building.

Kroto shared the 1996 Nobel Prize with Robert F. Curl Jr. and Richard E. Smalley for their discovery of fullerenes, a series of carbon molecules.

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