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With unprecedented focus, Tufts is creating cross-disciplinary collaborations in laboratories and classrooms that reinforce its distinctive strengths in the STEM disciplines—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM principles are spurring approaches to teaching that accent self-discovery and hands-on problem solving.


  • The Science and Engineering Complex is a new 175,000-square-foot-next-generation facility that will provide a collaborative space for the next generation of scientists and engineers.
Architectural rendering of the Nolop FAST Facility

Back in 2012, an engineering undergraduate had an idea for Professor Chris Rogers: How about a space for hands-on projects? Five years later, that idea has grown into no fewer than ten makerspaces across the Medford campus.

Students in an engineering course

Half of college students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) end up dropping those courses and switching to another major, according to the National Science Foundation. That’s bad news for the U.S.

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Physicians Ashvin Patel, A84, M88, and Mary Frates found the perfect opportunity to honor those who inspired their careers through establishing student research fellowships at the School of Medicine.