Daemen College has completed extensive updates and improvements to one of the institution’s main science classrooms, the first of many anticipated renovations to science facilities housed in the college’s Duns Scotus Hall.
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,” said President Gary A. Olson. “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 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 and modern Node chairs installed to allow for maximum comfort and flexibility.
“We’ve created a modern and rich academic environment that is much more functional for our faculty and students,” said Dr. Michael Brogan, ’84, ’04, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. “The high-quality classroom technology makes the space conducive for enhanced lectures and multi-media presentations that are essential to student learning in the sciences.”