Giving Opportunities

The STEM Teaching Lab unifies Purdue students from a range of majors throughout campus in a team-based, STEM learning environment. Thank you for considering the following giving opportunities:

Teaching Lab Suite: $3,000,000

Composed of three to four teaching labs, suites will serve as a hub for learning and collaboration. Their open, flexible layouts will optimize hands-on learning and encourage the development of new, multi-disciplinary collaboration.

The multi-disciplinary design of the suites will also facilitate opportunities for developing new curricula. On the fourth floor, for example, faculty are planning classes in which second-year students will make molecules in their Organic Chemistry class, then take those molecules across the hall and test them in their Cell Biology class.

Main Entrance: $1,000,000

Welcoming students and visitors to the building, the main entrance will feature an open lobby equipped with collaborative spaces for students. The main entrance's team-oriented spaces are strategically designed to be in close proximity to the first floor's general chemistry, anatomy, and physiology labs. Thousands of students will have the opportunity to meet, discuss ideas, and collaborate in a comfortable and engaging atmosphere.

Teaching Laboratory: $500,000 - $1,000,000

To create an ideal learning experience for students, the facility's teaching labs will combine innovative technology with innovative curriculum designed to prepare students for the Industry 4.0 workforce. The labs will be more flexible than ever before, incorporating mobile work space, storage, and re-configurable power sources.

The flexible teaching lab environments will be future-friendly, with a smart infrastructural spine and adequate room for growth. Each lab will feature Internet of Things technology to initiate data-driven analytics, allowing students to instantly share data or present their work with the entire class, even if the work is under a microscope. Your named lab will become one of 33 classroom labs throughout the building that introduce students from many disciplines to STEM education, sparking new interests and providing an innovative education.

Prep Lab: $250,000

The Prep Lab is a key step in providing undergraduate students with the equipment and tools needed to succeed. This resource enables instructors to prepare each day’s relevant lab experiments safely and accurately. Lab experiments prepare students to become innovators and researchers. The implementation of Internet of Things digital infrastructure will also be integrated to prepare students to combine established scientific techniques with transformative and emerging technologies.

Teaching Assistant Suite: $100,000

Well-designed Teaching Assistant (TA) suites demonstrate a commitment to teaching assistants and the important services they conduct on behalf of the university. They also signify the importance Purdue places on one-on-one instruction and mentorship for undergraduate students.

TA suites will be open, light-filled spaces that will be adjacent to both labs and faculty offices, increasing accessibility for undergraduates to approach with questions as well as communication with faculty.

Collaboration Areas: $25,000 - $250,000

The emerging Industry 4.0 requires workers who incorporate interdisciplinary collaboration, data analysis, and cultural agility into their daily routines. The STEM Teaching Lab has been strategically designed to anticipate these needs, creating collaboration areas that facilitate team-based learning and strong communication skills.

This space will help students develop the important teamwork and communication skills needed to thrive in Industry 4.0. It will also increase interdisciplinary interactions as students from across campus forge new connections and learn new perspectives.

Office: $25,000

The STEM Teaching Lab revolutionizes where learning can take place. Conveniently accessible offices will place instructors at the center of these new learning environments. Successful teaching increasingly emphasizes peer-to-peer interactions and team-based instruction, with the guide on the side.

Instructors will become more accessible, sparking new dialogues and fostering individual learning opportunities for students. The STEM Teaching Lab's open floor plan with glass-lined workspaces will further reinforce faculty accessibility and increase the visibility of research activity.

Ways to give

Give Online

Give by Phone: Call Associate VP for Advancement Jay Kahn's office at 765-494-2379. Prefer we call you? Share your name and phone number and a Purdue University Development Officer will give you a call!

Give by Mail: Complete the form for the gift you want to make:

Thank You

Throughout the past 150 years, Purdue University has built an intellectual and collegial community that spans oceans and history. Our legacy is a launching point for a renewed commitment to growth, discovery, and innovation.

The STEM Teaching Lab represents our latest investment in innovative undergraduate education. This facility will provide students with leading-edge STEM education that prepares them to be leaders in the Industry 4.0 workforce.

We invite you to join Boilermakers across the globe in support of the STEM Teaching Lab. We are confident that Boilermakers will continue to leave footprints across every field of endeavor.

Together, we can take giant leaps.

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