Last year, UVM completed the Discovery Building, a new STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) complex. This state-of-the-art facility houses laboratories, classrooms and research facilities to ready our students for promising careers in STEM fields. Construction on Innovation Hall is nearing completion, and will be open for the fall semester in 2019. As an incoming student, you'll have access to these world-class learning spaces, helping you develop your academic interests and preparing you for a rewarding career.

A Variety of Perspectives

The new STEM complex houses 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 many different fields.

Making a Difference

The STEM disciplines are associated with the most promising economic development opportunities—areas from which will come 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.


The new UVM STEM complex at the center of campus includes:

  • Three interconnected buildings housing chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics and statistics, and computer science
  • Twenty state-of-the-art teaching labs
  • Seven media-rich classrooms that foster team-based learning and engaging, problem-based teaching
  • Faculty labs that promote innovation and collaboration
  • Comfortable meeting spaces for student and faculty interaction

Discovery Hall opened in May of 2007; Innovation Hall opens in August, 2019!