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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.
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The Crowdfunding at Tufts website, crowdfund.tufts.edu, showcases the wide range of these projects, including some you might not have suspected were going on at the university.
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.