College and University Science Facilities 2013 - Overview

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This is the meeting to get up to speed on the innovative new initiatives for facilities and academic science and engineering programs that are successfully expanding research and teaching capacities, raising institutional competitiveness, and improving bottom-line financial results with minimum outlays of capital.

View the agenda here.

Here you’ll get the details on what  innovative institutions are successfully doing to:

1. Grow STEM programs
2. Make research and teaching programs more competitive
3. Integrate science and engineering disciplines
4. Increase flexibility for changing programs
5. Raise the efficiency of resource use – budgets, space, and technology
6. Improve teaching and research outcomes

This annual college and university science and engineering facilities planning conference is where the capital, facility, science teaching, research, and administrative stakeholders meet to get on the same planning page for plans, processes, policies, actions, and results. These stakeholders include: science and engineering program deans, facility planners and operators, facility engineers, capital project managers, faculty, researchers, institutional administrators, and financial officers.

Here you’ll find twenty-seven conference sessions ALL focused on new strategies and successful initiatives for modernizing and expanding science teaching and research programs with:

• Proven features for collaboration and connectivity
• New space planning concepts with high space utilization
• High campus visibility for science and engineering
• New teaching labs and classroom models
• Flexible, high-capacity research labs
• Financially attractive facility renovation strategies
• High-efficiency, low cost mechanical system solutions
• Less energy use
• Effective shared-use programs for equipment and space
• Integrated planning for sustainability, capital outlays, and operations

PLUS! This pre-conference training course:
-Fundamentals of Planning and Design of Modern Labs and MEP Systems

PLUS! Tour these local science teaching and research facilities:
- College of the Holy Cross, Integrated Science Complex
- Wheaton College, Mars Center for Science and Technology
- Harvard University Sherman Fairchild Regenerative Medicine facility
- University of Massachusetts, The Albert Sherman Center
- University of Massachusetts, Mark and Elisia Saab Emerging Technology and Innovation Center (ETIC)

If you would like to participate as a speaker, exhibitor, or sponsor, or would like updates as they become available please email Bill Nothofer at: or call (925) 254-1744 x 119.

Who Should Attend?

The 25th annual college and university science and engineering facilities planning conference is where academic science planning teams – including facility planners, facility engineers, capital project managers, institutional administrators, deans, faculty, research program leaders, and financial officers – meet to learn the latest standards, concepts, processes, and numbers for best-in-class science programs and facilities.