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Community Integration Expands Education at the UDelaware College of Health Sciences

Welcoming the Public and Business Creates a Richer Environment

Published 5-3-2017

The University of Delaware’s College of Health Sciences encourages businesses and the community to play an active role in the Health Sciences campus, with its focus on translational medicine and utilization of the next generation of classrooms. Kathleen Matt, dean of the College of Heath Sciences, describes these learning spaces as “not a classroom at all. It is interacting in unique ways, in all kinds of environments, that drives the learning process, it drives the outcomes, and it drives the changes.”

Convergence Science Empowers Research Innovation

Intersection of Disciplines, Spurred by Market Forces, Impacts Facility Design

Published 10-5-2016

Today’s scientific researchers are improving their productivity, research outcomes, and technological advances by using the knowledge of many disciplines. This emerging field of “convergence science” goes beyond traditional collaboration to the much larger intellectual intersection of engineering, physical sciences, life sciences, and other disciplines, plus big data. In this model, research includes funding from private sources or foundations that demand marketable results quickly.

Maker Spaces: The Bridge Between Higher Education and Industry

Campus Architects, Planners, and Engineers Poised to Drive Innovation’s Next Generation

Published 7-27-2016

A hands-on, interactive, and problem-oriented approach to learning is taking campus planning and design by storm, focused on equipping students with the skills they need to tackle near-term and future challenges globally. Increasingly, universities are recognizing students’ desire to connect their educational experience with real-world applications, and “maker spaces” provide that intersection. They also appeal to big industry and help to connect students with job opportunities, particularly in STEM fields.

NIH Receives a $2 Billion Funding Boost

The First Increase in 12 Years Will Provide a $1.6 Billion Bump in Research Grants

Published 1-13-2016

A backlog of construction, renovations, and upgrades may finally come to life, thanks to the $2 billion increase in NIH funding Congress approved in December, the first increase in more than 12 years. More than 80 percent of the $32 billion NIH budget is dedicated to extramural research—research outside the NIH itself—meaning that an additional $1.6 billion in research grants will be made available this year.

Convergence of Engineering and Medical Science Drives New Approaches to Strategic Planning

University of Maryland Builds New Facility Focused on Biomedical Devices

Published 7-29-2015

The University of Maryland is building a state-of-the-art engineering teaching and research building for the era of convergence science. It is designed to facilitate the practical integration of bioscience, medicine, and engineering to develop new biomedical devices and other health-related advancements. When it opens in 2017, the six-floor, 184,000-sf A. James Clark Hall will serve as a national center for innovation that combines engineering with biology, medicine, and information technology in support of private and government partnerships.