An open house celebrating the completion of the new Undergraduate Research Center will be held on Friday, May 4, 2012 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. The event is an opportunity to visit and tour the newly completed research area located on the 3rd floor, C-wing, of the Science Building. You can also learn more about the research project Professors Lucille Benedict and Peter Woodruff are planning to do this summer in the new research laboratory.
Senator Susan Collins helped secure more than $800,000 in funding for the center which will help train students in STEM careers - science, technology, math and engineering - career fields in which the senator often hears from local business leaders who have trouble finding qualified workers. Studies show that undergraduate students who are exposed to "hands-on" lab experience are more likely to pursue advanced degrees and careers. So the opening of a new facility opens a door to students who may be interested in pursuing these interests during their time at USM.
Event is open to the USM community. Light refreshments will be served.