在12月和圣诞节假期, faculty in the process of moving into their new spaces in a building they helped design – the John and Joan Bollier Family Center for Integrated Science and Engineering – began singing its praises. 学生们也为他们所看到的感到激动.
“这太棒了. 学生项目实验室, 自然科学实验室, 工程实验室和会议空间丰富, 这将是科学的新核心, 技术, 工程和数学),机械工程副教授蒂姆·菲茨杰拉德说. He is particularly excited about conducting large-scale vibration studies and fatigue testing on parts designed and built by undergraduate research students and senior design teams.
“有了这样一流的教学，我感到精力充沛, lab and project space to help us better inspire our students in both the classroom and through research projects,土木工程教授Sue Niezgoda说.
生物专业的Abby Dalke, 一位高级, anticipates great reward in the collaboration the building will foster.
计算机科学 Assistant Professor Gina Sprint marvels that all computer science professors are housed along one corridor in the Bollier Center. 以前, 他们的办公室分布在赫拉克的两层楼之间, 一个在赫拉克，一个在PACCAR. “葡京官方下载网站的一个新实验室将为有需求的地区提供设备, 比如虚拟现实和图形, 这是葡京官方下载网站目前没有的,Sprint说.
在18个实验室中, 一个是数学学习中心，支持学生跨项目学习, 以及为当地的K-12学生提供延伸服务和辅导.
Another is an environmental biology lab that examines the impact of climate change on aquatic environments. 化学和生物化学实验室将调查寄生虫, 病毒和细菌疾病, 以及癌细胞的生长. The two-story structural lab will help expand the construction and structural industry’s understanding of recycled and natural materials. “在创造和测试环保材料, students and partnering organizations will be able to experiment with a wide variety of materials, 包括玻璃和交叉层压木材,” 工程与应用科学 院长Karlene呼!.
土木工程 senior Kayla Hernandez is excited about the private study rooms, 创新实验室和开放的研究领域，博利尔现在提供. “它提供了一个更受欢迎和功能更强大的工作空间 对所有学科的学生来说都是如此。. “Bringing all of the STEM students and faculty into one space will open many doors of opportunity for new ideas and friendships.”
机械工程 Associate Professor Marc Baumgardner is jazzed about the clean combustion lab, 哪一个将是他的主要空间住房两个实验, 一位是土木工程教授凯尔·Shimabuku, investigating biochar as an alternative to more conventional means of water filtration; the second a more fundamental combustion experiment studying the formation mechanisms of soot and other emissions in natural gas/biogas flames, 以及如何降低排放.
机械工程助理教授哈曼·卡瑞, 很高兴他的实验室有一个通风柜, cites the biggest contribution of the Bollier Center as the number of students he and others can have working in their research labs at any given time.
“能够获得新资源是令人兴奋的, 比如隔音室和生物反馈设备, with which we can now control and test variables we previously could not,Gillian smody说, 一位高级 Psychology and Spanish major who appreciates collaboration among departments that promotes the field of psychology’s use of science (文理学院). 太空是一种重要的商品, but so is the infrastructure that will be a catalyst for future endeavors.
“我认为基础设施将对下游产生连锁反应, 帮助招收更多有才华的教师和学生, as well as attracting opportunities that generate revenue and eminence for the University as a whole,哈雷说.
“Sayings like ‘Data is the new oil’ are becoming more commonplace as for- profit and nonprofits alike aim to hire programming and data-literate college graduates to help them make use of all of the data they are collecting,Sprint说.
“These spaces will allow us to better meet the goal of educating scientists and engineers to take on not only today’s challenges, 但明天也一样,包姆加德纳说:“. “The coolest thing to me is what this building signifies about Gonzaga’s commitment to STEM and the importance it will have in the years to come.”
“The STEM programs at GU attract great students and this space adds to our capacity to serve our students and give them the education and experience they need to succeed as people for and with others,” 生物学 and Environmental Science Associate Professor Betsy Bancroft.
”也, this facility allows us as a STEM community to rethink how we can utilize space in our older buildings, 如休斯, Herak狮和帕卡, 随着实验室和办公室的搬迁,香农·克雷文斯说, 化学和生物化学助理教授.
她补充说, “Some of the best research ideas come from bumping into a colleague and having a ‘what if’ conversation.”
“I love that Bollier has been filled with students from so many different STEM majors since the first day it opened,珍妮弗·谢泼德说, 化学和生物化学教授. “I am most impressed by the open design of Bollier that connects offices, 研究空间, research labs and teaching labs; the architecture naturally facilitates collaboration between students and faculty in the STEM disciplines. We are incredibly fortunate to have this state-of-the-art facility on the Gonzaga campus.”
化学 and 生物化学 Assistant Professor Kate Leamy loves having student study areas right next to faculty offices. “Sharing a space with students will increase the strength of our STEM community and foster more collaborations between faculty and students,”她说.
On a campus where banners sprout from light poles – “This is where potential expands,” “... 在承诺开始的地方... 目的展开” – students and faculty alike clearly embrace the Bollier Center and are poised to put the potential, 承诺, 工作的目的.
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