Science and Technology Building, Orange Campus
The innovative design of the new science building reflects the forward-thinking curriculum developed to educate tomorrow’s scientists and science professionals and interdisciplinary research required to address 21st Century challenges.
- The building will include open laboratory design and multiple collaborative spaces that will encourage interdisciplinary problem-solving. This feature is particularly important for our flagship PhD program in Computational Science of which few exist in the United States.
- Modernized research laboratories will provide the essential facilities required to expand the scope and types of faculty research, thus, making faculty eligible for a broader range of externally funded grant opportunities. Externally funded research raises our national visibility.
- Additional space will translate into new programs and classes that prepare student for employment in our community. Classes and programs in software engineering, green chemistry, big data analytics link what our students learn with the needs of local industry.
- Technologically sophisticated classrooms and laboratories coupled with our commitment to embed computation and modeling throughout our curriculum will prepare students for employment in emerging fields of analytics, forecasting, and bio-informatics.
- Redesigned teaching laboratories will promote problem-based learning grounded in real world scenarios rather than prescribed, cookbook lab exercises.
- Additional teaching and research laboratories will expand our commitment to engage undergraduate students in research.
- Energy efficient design features and technologies will provide undergraduate and graduate students with research and learning opportunities associated with energy, sustainability, and efficiency.