Science Hall officially opened for classes in Spring 2013. Thanks to the $70 million teaching and research facility, which was dedicated in October 2012, the College has entered a new phase, one that can potentially tranform both the Bronx and all of New York City.
With American students falling behind other industrialized nations in math and science education, forecasting a possible shortage of high-skilled workers and risk to our competitive edge, Lehman College recognizes the critical need to guide and cultivate new talent in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Lehman's new science and research facility is an important step in meeting this need. The building will become a gateway to the sciences for Bronx students and is the first in a three-phase plan to create a dedicated science campus at the College.
Several major new programs are centered around the building and the teaching and research taking place within it. These initiatives are designed to harness the talent of promising students in the Bronx and beyond, create a new pipeline to careers in these fields, and reach in particular women and other groups traditionally underrepresented in the STEM fields. From individual mentoring and hands-on research opportunities for high school and college students to the preparation of more effective math and science teachers, Lehman is working to produce the STEM leaders of tomorrow.