Michigan State University is getting nearly $30 million from the state to transform a long shuttered power plant into a classroom building.

The Shaw Lane Power Plant, built in 1948, will undergo extensive renovations and additions to create the new STEM Teaching and Learning Facility.

MSU expects to spend $97.5 million adding a combined 117,000 square feet to the north and south ends of the power plant.  The 40,000 square foot existing building will also be renovated.

Once completed, the building will boast laboratories specifically tailored for classes in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Here's more from the Lansing State Journal.