Miami Herald

Published: Feb 14, 2014 7:31 AM EST

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Nova Southeastern University has broken ground on a six-story, state-of-the-art research center that will include an IBM supercomputer nicknamed "Megalodon."
University president George Hanbury II told those gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday that the research center will put NSU in an "elite status of research throughout the nation."
The NSU Center for Collaborative Research will be completed in 2016.
The Miami Herald ( ) reports the building will house a wide range of scientists, including researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey; the Emil Buehler Research Center for Engineering, Science and Mathematics and the Rambaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research.
Thursday's ceremony comes as NSU celebrates its 50th birthday. It has 26,000 students, making it the nation's ninth-largest private not-for-profit university
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