Governor Cuomo Announces Groundbreaking for Hofstra University's $75 Million Science and Innovation Center

June 10, 2021

State of the Art Facility Will Address Growing Demand for Applied Science, Engineering and Nursing Professionals 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the groundbreaking for Hofstra University's new Science and Innovation Center at the East Campus in Hempstead. The Center will be home to programs in the DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the newly expanded Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistants. Both schools are fast-growing and the new 75,000 square foot, state of the art building will address the demand for skilled graduates in the sciences and health care to meet the growing need for applied science, engineering and nursing professionals. 

"As we emerge from the global pandemic and build New York back better than it was before, we must fully recognize the critical role cutting-edge science and skilled healthcare professionals played in fighting COVID-19," Governor Cuomo said. "This state-of-the-art facility at Hofstra University represents an investment in the innovative technology and professional workforce that will better prepare New York State for the public health challenges of the future."

The Science and Innovation Center will be located across from Hofstra's new GuthartHall of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a key facility at the Zarb School of Business in the southeast section of the campus. When completed, both buildings will be LEED-certified.

Empire State Development Acting Commissioner and President & CEO-designate Eric Gertler said, "New York State is home to some of the nation's top-tier educational institutions, and boasts the Northeast's highest number of STEM graduates. We are proud of our continued support for Hofstra University, a nationally and internationally recognized institution as they build their new Science and Innovation Center.  This new center will continue to educate a highly-skilled workforce that will help New York State build back better and build on Long Island's strengths as a tech and life sciences hub." 

Read the full press release here.