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Stem Visioning and Programming Story

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

I am pleased to provide an update on our planning process to develop a compelling vision and comprehensive space program for the future STEM complex. In collaboration with the deans of the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering, we have constituted a STEM Steering Committee that includes the following individuals:

  • Glenn Appleby - Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mark Aschheim - Civil Engineering
  • Prashanth Asuri - Bioengineering
  • Amelia Fuller - Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Tim Healy - Electrical Engineering
  • Michelle Marvier - Environmental Studies and Sciences
  • Lisa Millora - Provost's Office
  • Amy Shachter - Chemistry and Biochemistry; Provost's Office

The steering committee is responsible for (a) engaging faculty and staff in the visioning and programming processes; (b) communicating about upcoming meetings and progress; (c) providing guidance to an external architecture firm that will lead the visioning and programming processes; and (d) making recommendations to an executive committee that is ultimately responsible for major administrative decisions regarding the design and construction of the STEM complex.

The executive committee is comprised of:

  • Rich Barber - Dean's Representative for the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Michael Hindery - Vice President for Finance and Administration
  • Dennis Jacobs - Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Godfrey Mungal - Dean of the School of Engineering
  • Joe Sugg - Assistant Vice President for University Operations

The visioning process will begin this fall and be immediately followed by a programming phase which is anticipated to conclude by summer 2015.