ST. CLOUD -- St. Cloud State University celebrated the Grand Opening of the Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility,(ISELF) today (Wednesday).

Construction for ISELF cost $45 million and is the largest construction project ever for any campus in the MnSCU system.

In his Fall Convocation, St. Cloud State University President Earl Potter says the primary focus was on "change." The ISELF building will help with that change.

Other changes include new funding and additional faculty that will take place at the start of this year.

After the convocation, the crowd gathered in front of the ISELF building for the ribbon cutting. Officially opening the new science facility.

The building took two years to complete and is equipped with state of the art technology and more lab space for students.

ISELF is phase three of the expansion projects within the science department. Phases one and two included remodels of the Wick Science building and Brown Hall.

Scroll down to see pictures of the new ISELF building

Outside look at ISELF building. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
ISELF computer lab. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
New science lab in ISELF building. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Science labs with new technology. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)