Give today! Any size gift to the CLAS Margin of Excellence for Science Fund will be recognized on a donor wall in the P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science opening in Fall 2015.
The P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science is named after a longtime faculty member, mathematics professor, and former Dean of the School of Sciences and Mathematics at Grand Valley State University. Doug Kindschi’s support will ensure that the classrooms and labs housed in the new building will be adequately equipped to meet the needs of a growing number of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students.
Grand Valley is committed to preparing students for careers in professions related to STEM disciplines. These skills are in-demand and necessary for the future prosperity of the region and state.
The university’s growth in undergraduate study in the STEM disciplines, research and experimentation demands that additional laboratories and learning spaces be built, so the university has started construction of a new science laboratory building, which will open this fall.
The space is helpful, but funding is needed for the work that will go on inside the building to provide students with more research opportunities. With your help, more students will be able to access scientific research and other professional development opportunities that can lead to publishing and help students prepare for their future. Grand Valley needs your help to make these opportunities possible for students. By making a gift to the CLAS Margin of Excellence for Science fund, you will help enhance our science curriculum and help Grand Valley meet Michigan’s increasing demand for high-quality graduates in the STEM professions.
The science laboratory building will expand Grand Valley’s capabilities to educate students interested in pursuing fields in the STEM and health professions. The 151,000-square-foot building will feature nine classrooms, 15 teaching laboratories, 14 faculty and student research laboratories, study spaces, offices, and a greenhouse.