APPLIED SCIENCE TEST 2

Undergraduate research is limited by our facilities.

Undergraduate training requires classroom laboratory work, which the university is currently unable to offer all students. Research lab placement opportunities are also limited by our current facilities. This 140,700 square-foot project is expected to result in a 56 percent increase in capacity for experimental and computer labs. These new spaces will allow the departments to address critical bottlenecks in science and technology degree programs.

The U is the number one educator of science students among Utah System of Higher Education institutions . Every astronomer, every engineer, every nurse and doctor, every scientist and chemist, every bio lab technician and statistician created at the U must first pass through the College of Science in preparation for a STEM-based career.

Helping Science Students

The Applied Science project will provide new educational and research opportunities for the Department of Physics & Astronomy and the Department of Atmospheric Sciences. Together, the two departments teach more than 5,600 students and house 46 faculty members.

The project will transform the west entrance of the university, creating a core gathering space in the heart of the west campus that will facilitate connection and interdisciplinary collaboration between the sciences. Areas for outdoor classes, gatherings, and events, connect the academic buildings that frame its edges.

Campus Impact

The full impact of this project will not be felt until years in the future. The facility will change the university in fundamental ways, dramatically improving the learning experience. The knowledge these students gain will drive the discoveries of tomorrow. These students are the scientists, mathematicians, engineers, computer scientists, and medical professionals of the future. With our help, some will become the next generation of pioneers. The median annual wage for these careers is considerable. Eg - Physicist: $129,850, Astronomer: $119,730, and Atmospheric Scientist: $99,740.

If you would like to make a donation in support of the Applied Science Buildings please contact Jeff Martin at 801-581-4852 or email martin@science.utah.edu

Applied Science
Project

Applied Science
Project

The U is the number one educator of science students among Utah System of Higher Education institutions.

Every engineer, every nurse and doctor, every scientist and chemist, every bio lab technician and statistician created at the U must first pass through the College of Science in preparation for a STEM-based career.

#1 Utah STEM degrees
Utah STEM degrees

The U is the number one educator of science students among Utah System of Higher Education institutions.

Every engineer, every nurse and doctor, every scientist and chemist, every bio lab technician and statistician created at the U must first pass through the College of Science in preparation for a STEM-based career.

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622 Science Graduates
Science Graduates

The University of Utah awarded 622 STEM degrees in 2020.

  • 469 Bachelor Graduates.
  • 97 Masters Graduates
  • 56 PhD Graduates
5,600 Students per year
Students per year

The Department of Physics & Astronomy and the Department of Atmospheric Sciences teach more than 5,600 students annually and house 46 faculty members.

New construction is expected to result in a 56 percent increase in capacity for experimental and computer labs. These new spaces will allow the departments to address critical bottlenecks in science and technology degree programs.

$1.3m Student Scholarships
Student Scholarships

University of Utah research funding continues to grow, totaling $641 million in fiscal year 2021, which ended June 30.

The total is a new record high for the U, which achieved milestones of $600 million in funding last year and $500 million three years ago.

100k sqft New Building
sqft New Building

Laboratory managers need to ensure that laboratories are fully supplied so that scientists can run their tests and experiments. Some specialize in the management of laboratory animals.

Median annual wage: $137,940

Projected job growth over next 10 years: 6%

46 Faculty Members
Faculty Members

Orthodontists examine, diagnose, and treat dental malocclusions and oral cavity anomalies. They design and fabricate appliances to realign teeth and jaws to produce and maintain normal function and to improve appearance.

Median annual wage: $208,000 or more

Projected job growth over next 10 years: 8%

$89m Project Budget
Project Budget

$89 million is the total budget for the Applied Science Building.

In the 2021 State of Utah Legislative session, representatives approved a $60 million budget appropriation towards a building project to house applied sciences. This was the largest amount of funds ever given to a university building project.

47k sqft Renovation
sqft Renovation

Mathematicians and statisticians analyze data and apply computational techniques to solve problems. Mathematicians and statisticians present findings from their analyses and discuss the data’s limitations in order to ensure accurate interpretation.

Median annual wage: $110,860

Projected job growth over next 10 years: 33%

$75m Funds Secured
Funds Secured

$75 million has been secured for the Applied Science Building

SRI Science Research Initiative
Science Research Initiative
$14m To be Raised
To be Raised

We have $75 million in private donor commitments. The College of Science, the College of Mines & Earth Sciences will need to raise the remaining $14 million for this important project.

UCC Utah Climate Center
Utah Climate Center
SPIN Spintronics Research
Spintronics Research
SDSS Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Sloan Digital Sky Survey
DATA Data Science
Data Science

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