STEM Teaching Lab: Leading-Edge Education

Street level rendering of the STEM Teaching Facility building

"As our economy becomes more and more STEM-based, Indiana and the nation will need a growing number of people grounded in STEM disciplines in order to stay competitive. This new building will play a crucial role in achieving that goal."

Purdue President Mitch Daniels

Purdue is developing a forward-thinking STEM Teaching Lab to provide multi-disciplinary laboratory classrooms for up to 15,000 undergraduates per year.

The 111,000-square-foot building features teaching labs for general and organic chemistry, biochemistry, general biology, microbiology, cellular and molecular biology, and anatomy and physiology. Undergraduate science teaching labs will be co-located, launching novel opportunities for new, integrated curricula.

The building is located at the center of campus, between Elliott Hall and Schleman Hall. This will provide a "town square" for STEM undergraduate education. Its centralized location will further energize the heart of campus and underscore Purdue’s commitment to providing undergraduate students with leading-edge STEM education.

Rendering of students working in labs

At a glance

  • 111,000 square feet of student-focused STEM learning space
  • $64 million estimated project cost includes new technology
  • Biology and chemistry labs for 4 out of 5 Purdue students
  • Central location northwest of the Elliott Hall of Music
  • A Purdue research collaboration hub
  • Construction started in summer 2018
  • Doors to open in fall 2020

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