Shared centers for research and learning

Renovation solutions to ease the growing pains of expanding STEM programs


College and University Science and Engineering Facilities
San Diego, California
April 25, 2017  08:05-09:00am

The key to growing science and engineering populations on space-constrained campuses is shared resources: Research equipment, core facilities, cleanrooms, and imaging suites. This session's leaders will illustrate application of this strategy through a large-scale renovation at Northwestern University, which added state-of-the-art science capability centers, efficiently met the needs of multiple departments, created productive interaction opportunities, and optimized maintenance and cost models. Mark Corey, Matt Garrett, and Northwestern's Noel Davis will detail the use of embedded makerspaces in a science library to create a hub of STEM faculty/student collaboration and match research staff capabilities with student project needs.