In May 2017, our department moved from the Cook Physical Science Building to Discovery Hall. This new building contains brand new teaching and research laboratories that are designed to encourage and increase student interaction in a safe, bright environment. Construction is continuing on Phase II of the project: demolition of Cook and construction of Innovation Hall, which will house classrooms and offices for chemistry, physics, computer science, and mathematics. As an incoming student or faculty member, you’ll have access to these world-class facilities, incubating your academic and scholarly interests and preparing you for a rewarding future.
Home to a Variety of Students
The new STEM complex will house the chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics and computer science departments. The diverse spectrum of classes taught in the facility encourages collaboration between classes and the overlap of subjects, giving the students the opportunity to apply what they are learning to a number of different disciplines.
Making a Difference
The STEM disciplines are associated with the most promising economic development opportunities — areas that will supply solutions to the greatest challenges we face as a nation, a planet, and a people (water, food, energy, security, health, and health-care). STEM disciplines offer meaningful and rewarding jobs, including creating new technologies and companies in manufacturing, wind energy, smart grid technologies, solar power, aerospace systems, biotechnology, e-commerce, health-care informatics, and advanced computing. Learn more about careers in chemistry.