Weekly Feature

2016-09-28 / Business

Daemen completes science room renovations

Daemen College has completed extensive updates and improvements to the institution’s main science classroom, the first of many renovations anticipated to science facilities housed in the college’s Duns Scotus building.

According to a press release, with a focus on enriching the learning experience, the refurbished space features state-of-the-art classroom technology, modern seating that allows for easy transition from a traditional teaching format to a collaborative learning environment, better student work spaces to accommodate laptops and other electronic devices, and three-tiered spacious seating.

“The remarkable transformation of one of the most widely used classrooms on our campus was an important investment in the future of Daemen and furthering our academic excellence in science education,” President Gary A. Olson, said in the press release. “As part of a larger effort to enhance our science facilities, updating our other existing spaces for the sciences is one of our top fundraising priorities.”

The release further stated that the modernized classroom was completed over the summer for use at the start of the fall semester.

Equipped with a high-definition projection screen and other technology upgrades, the space has been designed for a variety of teaching formats and a more interactive learning environment. The seating layout has also been completely reconfigured.

“We’ve created a modern and rich academic environment that is much more functional for our faculty and students,” said Michael Brogan, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. “The high-quality classroom technology makes the space conducive for enhanced lectures and multimedia presentations that are essential to student learning in the sciences.”

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