College and University Science and Engineering Facilities 2017 FALL - Overview

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A generational transformation is underway in science and engineering facilities planning for:

  1. The convergence of science and engineering disciplines and space
  2. A culture of collaboration, openness, and interaction
  3. Project- and problem-based education
  4. Training in entrepreneurship skills
  5. Shared physical and financial resources
  6. Maker space and innovation hubs
  7. Radically changed lab/lab-support ratios
  8. Widespread flexibility and adaptability

Attend this conference to see and learn the new metrics, features, rationales, costs, and outcomes for the latest outstanding new-era building and space planning initiatives involving:  

  • Renovation, reuse, and repurposing of outdated facilities
  • Decisions on renovation vs. building new
  • Mixed engineering and science program space
  • Active learning and flipped classrooms
  • Maker space: Design, prototyping, and display space
  • New classroom configurations, capacity analysis, flexibility features, and furniture
  • Effective social and informal learning space
  • “Startup and innovation” space for student entrepreneurship
  • Increased support space and less assigned space
  • Shared core scientific equipment space
  • High-growth robotics, bioengineering, and computational space
  • Student-faculty interaction and undergraduate research space
  • High-bay, open engineering labs
  • Open offices and workspace for researchers, faculty, and students

Make this a key planning event to get your project stakeholders (capital project people, facility planners, facility engineers, consulting architects and engineers, science and engineering program chairs, deans, and faculty members, financial officers, and operations managers) on the same planning page with respect to the details, numbers, processes, and expectations. Consulting architects and engineers must register with their clients.

PLUS! This special pre-conference course on November 15th:
The Fundamentals of Planning and Design of University Science and Engineering Facilities

PLUS! Tour these outstanding local science and engineering facilities:
The University of South Florida Interdisciplinary Science Building  
Shared Core Renovation for Proteomics, Flow Cytometry, and Molecular Genomics at Moffitt Cancer Center 

If you would like to participate as an exhibitor or sponsor, or would like updates on the conference as they become available please email [email protected] or call (925) 254-1744 x 119.

Who should attend?

Conference registration is open to those employed at universities, colleges, and junior colleges, and their invited project teams including project managers, facility planners, space planners, campus architects, facility engineering and operations managers, academic science, technology, and engineering deans, faculty, and research program administrators. Consulting architects and engineers must register with their client project team. Pre-conference courses are open regardless of affiliation. All paid attendees of the pre-conference courses may register for full conference regardless of affiliation.