Towson University’s new Science Complex opens

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Students returning to Towson University for spring term will find that campus has grown by 320,000 square feet.
The Science Complex is now TU’s largest academic structure—significantly larger than Smith Hall’s 220,000 square feet. It includes 50 teaching laboratories, 30 research laboratories, 50 classrooms, eight lecture halls, 10 collaborative student spaces, an outdoor classroom leading to the Glen Arboretum, a rooftop greenhouse complex, a new planetarium and an observatory.
“The completion of the new science complex marks the result of years of planning and effort from our faculty, staff and partners, including the University System of Maryland Board of Regents, Chancellor Jay A. Perman, Governor Larry Hogan and our state legislative leaders, who have shown unwavering support to this affirmation of TU’s impact on Maryland,” says President Kim Schatzel. “This impressive complex will bolster TU’s nationally-recognized STEM programming, and will enhance TU’s capacity to fulfill its promise as an anchor institution, supplying prepared leaders to meet Maryland’s workforce demands.”Read the full article at: www.towson.edu

UMBC-Scientific Bioprocessing, Inc. Collaboration Sparks Idea to Create More Hands-On Biotech Experience for Students

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At the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Dr. Annica Wayman, Associate Dean for Shady Grove Affairs in the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, is seeking industry partners to support the launch of a new undergraduate degree program for UMBC students that would provide real-world, hands-on biotech experience.