STEM growth via strategic leveraging: Private, local, and academic resources

Russell Thompson Walker, LEED AP, AIA
Associate Partner, Principal Designer
Holabird & Root Architects LLP

New models for meeting the demand for highly skilled STEM workers expand beyond academic programs to leverage local and private enterprise resources as well – a strategy that will reshape decisions on campus master planning, space programming and utilization, and infrastructure investments. Russell Walker scopes out the lean development model for the Western Illinois Quad Cities campus, an initiative driven by local community partnership, the John Deere Company, and the university. He sets out new cost efficiency benchmarks, program benefits resulting from community involvement and recruitments for STEM disciplines, and the talent payoff for local industry.


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Forum E
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 1:05pm-2:00pm
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 11:50am-12:45pm
Continuing Education
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