USM Chancellor Visits Coppin State UniversityPublished Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
University System of Maryland Chancellor Jay Perman visited Coppin State University on October 21.
Perman toured CSU’s Science and Technology Center (STC) with President Anthony L. Jenkins and Dr. Mintesinot Jiru, CSU professor and chair of the department of biology.
Perman said he thoroughly enjoyed the visit and learning about research at CSU.
Coppin’s STC building is a state-of-the-art facility that enables access to cutting edge, high performance sciences and technology education that allows a wide range of teaching, learning and research activity. It is designed to integrate fields of study with high social and community impact. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the laboratory spaces have been outfitted with specially designed plexiglass research safety enclosures to reduce the chance of spreading the virus.
The building was designed to be sustainable, water and energy efficient and constructed with some recycle materials and other strategies with the goal of reducing the overall campus carbon footprint.
The facility houses science-related disciplines including the natural sciences, biology, physics, chemistry, general sciences and environmental sciences. The programs offered in the facility are directed at preparing students to enter graduate schools in dentistry, pharmacy, and medicine or to pursue careers in science and technology industries. The STC also includes academic space to support mathematics and computer science programs; thus, providing state of the art classrooms, lecture halls, computer labs, science labs, research areas, conference areas, multidisciplinary workshops, technical support spaces, office spaces, and other support services traditional to academic science and technology buildings.
USM Chancellor Jay Perman toured the Science and Technology Center with President Anthony L. Jenkins and Dr. Mintesinot Jiru, CSU professor and chair of the department of biology.
CSU Science and Technology Building