Workforce demand in the fields of science and technology, coupled with a renewed focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education at the K-12 level, are forcing higher education institutions to re-think how they are providing and delivering curriculum in mathematics and the sciences. Building a community where students can come together academically and socially, benefitting from a human connection and cross-discipline interactions, is as important to the development of science as it ever has been. While technology is a key component to pushing science forward, programs and facilities that are focused on creating a highly interactive student experience are equipped to generate the type of student the industry is calling for. Join HMC’s Brett Leavitt and Evan Troxel as they discuss the importance of physical space as a catalyst for student success and collaborative partnerships at the SCUP Pacific Regional Conference.

Society of College and University Planning (SCUP) 2016 Pacific Regional Conference
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
March 6-8, 2016

Full STE(a)M Ahead: Planning for Workforce Demand and the Rise of STEM Education
Monday, March 7, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.

Presenters: Jeff Courchaine, Dean of Mathematics & Natural Sciences, Golden West College; Dr. Nikki Plaster, Science Department Faculty, Golden West College; Brett Leavitt, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Principal, HMC Architects; Evan Troxel, AIA, Senior Project Designer, HMC Architects